§ Mr. Beith
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland on how many occasions proceedings have taken place under section 7 of the Criminal Justice (Terrorism and Conspiracy) Act 1998; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. McLeish
There are currently no records in the centrally held database of court proceedings of any proceedings in Scottish courts under section 7 of the Criminal Justice (Terrorism and Conspiracy) Act 1998. Any such proceedings that do arise will be included in the annual statistics on court proceedings. The 1998 figures are expected to be published later on this year.