§ Mr. Ernie Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps his Department is taking to further more research into the causes of acid rain following the Royal Society's study, "The Nitrogen Cycle of the United Kingdom."
§ Mr. Ancram
An expanded programme of research into the causes and effects of acid rain in Scotland is being undertaken at a cost of about £400,000 this year. This is part of a United Kingdom research programme of some £1.8 million, and represents an increase of some 30 per cent. over the previous year.
Included in this research programme are projects at the Macaulay Institute for Soils Research, Aberdeen, and elsewhere which touch directly on the matters addressed by the Royal Society's study, "The Nitrogen Cycle of the United Kingdom."
Crimes and offences recorded by the police 1983 (provisional) Tayside Scotland Made known Percentage detected Made known Percentage detected (a) Non-sexual crimes against the person 1,061 90.9 13,023 64.2 (b) Crimes involving dishonesty 21,199 40.5 342,452 28.5