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Volume 895: debated on Monday 7 July 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many persons were convicted of murder in 1974; and by what percentage this total exceeded or was less than the comparable figures 5, 10 and 11 years previously, respectively.

The number of persons convicted of murder in Scotland in 1974 was 35, a percentage increase of 1650–0, 337·5 and 59·1 compared with the corresponding figures for 1963, 1964 and 1969 respectively.