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Special Branch

Volume 951: debated on Tuesday 13 June 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if, in the light of information supplied to the hon. Member for Edinburgh, Central in the Adjournment debate of 24th May, he will state (a) the number of officers in the Scottish headquarters of the Special Branch in Glasgow, and (b) the number of Special Branch officers elsewhere in Scotland.

As in England and Wales, police forces in Scotland each have their own special branches. There is accordingly no such thing as the Scottish headquarters of the Special Branch. In the eight Scottish forces, there are about 70 officers engaged in special branch work.