HC Deb 12 February 1990 vol 167 c74W
Mr. Canavan

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will set up a special police unit or units specialising in the detection and elimination of the criminal activities of paedophiles.

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

I am aware that chief constables place a high priority on investigations into criminal activities against children. The question whether a special unit or units would help in this task is an operational matter for them to decide.

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