§ Mr. Ernie Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the average length of sentence given to those committed to jail in the latest year.
§ Mr. Allan Stewart
During 1980 the average length of sentence of imprisonment in Scotland, including both direct sentences and imprisonment imposed in default of a fine but excluding life imprisonment, was 133 days.266W
§ Mr. William Shelton
The detailed information is not readily available in the form requested. I shall circulate it as quickly as possible in theOfficial Report.