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Community Service Orders

Volume 930: debated on Wednesday 27 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what progress is being made with the introduction of community service orders in Scotland.

At my invitation, the regional councils of Grampian, Lothian, Strathclyde and Tayside have prepared experimental community service schemes for offenders. Subject to consultations with the courts involved, I expect that the experiments will come into operation later this year.