§ Mr. Rooker
asked the Solicitor-General for Scotland if he will make a statement detailing any reduction or 3W abolition in the collection or publication of statistics or reports by his Department since May 1979, indicating if such information is available from any other source; and what financial savings have been made by any such changes.
§ The Solicitor-General for Scotland:
My Department does not publish any statistics or reports. Statistics are collected monthly from the offices of procurators fiscal showing their workloads and backlogs, but these are kept to the minimum which is essential for good management and cannot be abolished or reduced.