§ Mr. Menzies Campbell
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many police forensic laboratories there are in Scotland; how many forensic scientists are employed by police forces in Scotland; and what are the grades and pay scales of forensic scientists employed in police forensic science laboratories in Scotland.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
There are three such laboratories—in Grampian police, Lothian and Borders police and Strathclyde police—which currently employ a total of 40 forensic scientists. The grades and pay scales of the scientists employed in each laboratory are matters for the police authorities concerned.