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Volume 928: debated on Friday 25 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what advice he gives to local authority social work departments about how to deal with persons who persistently and deliberately commit petty crimes in order that they may be looked after in prison.

No general guidance has been given on this subject, but it is open to local authorities to consult my Department on the provision of guidance and assistance in any such cases.