§ Mr. Galbraith
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many people have died from head injuries in Scotland in each year since 1980.
§ Mr. Stewart
The figures requested are given in the table.
defendant pleaded guilty on the day scheduled for trial; and how many of these cases were cancelled and re-scheduled for another day.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
Comprehensive information is not collected in the form requested and is not readily available. Information on the outcome of cases set down for trial in the sheriff courts is collected centrally on a quarterly basis. The figures for Dundee sheriff court for the quarter ended 31 December 1992 are as follows:
contained in a report of a Scottish prison service group entitled "Right and Just" which was published for comment in September 1992.
Comments on the recommendations made in the report are being considered and an announcement on the introduction of procedures, which will contain an independent element, will be made in due course.