Mr. Robert Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many(a) charges and (b) convictions there have been under the Carrying of Knives etc. (Scotland) Act 1993 in each of the police authority areas of Scotland.
§ Mr. Lang
[holding answer 19 April 1994]: Information on the number of charges is not collected centrally. Information on the number of persons proceeded against and convicted where the main charge was an offence under the Carrying of Knives etc. (Scotland) Act 1993 will not be available until later this year.