§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many school fires were started (a) by vandalism or criminal activity and (b) otherwise for each of the past 10 years including 1982 to date in the Lothian region; and whether, in view of the continued increase in fires caused by vandalism, he will institute an inquiry into this subject.
§ Mr. Younger
The information is not available centrally. I understand, however, that a report has recently been prepared for the education committee of Lothian regional council on malicious damage in schools in their area.