HC Deb 30 November 1981 vol 14 cc7-8W
Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

asked the Solicitor-General for Scotland how many cases involving alleged offences relating to (a) alcohol, (b) drugs and (c) solvent abuse, respectively, were reported to the Procurator Fiscal or the Lord Advocate's Department for each of the last 10 years.

The Solicitor-General for Scotland

Apart from statutory offences relating to the use of alcohol and drugs, there are so many other categories of cases in which alcohol and drugs are factors that it would not be possible to obtain the information sought. Solvent abuse is not by itself a criminal offence and it is not possible to obtain information on the number of cases where it is alleged that offences were commited while under the influence of solvents.

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