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Prison Detentions (Drunk And Subnormal Persons)

Volume 984: debated on Wednesday 14 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the number of (a) drunks and (b) mentally subnormals who currently are being detained in Her Majesty's prisons in Scotland.

I regret that the information sought about drunkenness offenders is not available. There is no person in a Scottish penal institution who has been medically identified as appropriate for transfer to hospital on account of mental deficiency.