HC Deb 04 April 1989 vol 150 c158W
Mr. Moss

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the breakdown of category A prisoners in Scotland under the groupings(a) convicted Irish Republican Army terrorists, (b) international terrorists, (c) murderers, (d) armed robbers, (e) rapists, (f) drug dealers, and (g) others (i) in total and (ii) listed by each prison.

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

The information as at 30 March 1989 is as follows:

Grouping Total Peterhead Prison Aberdeen Perth
Murderers 12 10 1 1
Armed Robbers 3 2 0 1
Drug Dealers 1 1 0 0
Others 8 7 1 0

There are no category A prisoners in Scotland in the groupings (a), (b) or (e). The figures exclude one untried category A prisoner.

Mr. Moss

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what are the numbers of category A, B and other prisoners in each prison in Scotland, listed by prison and by county address.

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

The numbers of prisoners in Scottish prisons listed by category, prison and region as at 24 March 1989 are:

his approval. There is then a statutory period during which objections to the plan can he made. In view of the role which my right hon. and learned Friend will have to play in the future consideration of the plan he cannot at this stage comment on policy No. 53 in the consultative draft.

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