§ Mr. Maclennan
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps he will take to introduce day or unit fines in Scotland; and if he will make a statement.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
The possibility of introducing unit fines in Scotland is being considered by my right hon. Friend as a further contribution to our programme of measures to reduce the unacceptably high level of imprisonment for fine default, but it is too early to announce firm proposals.