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Criminal Prosecutions

Volume 12: debated on Wednesday 11 November 1981

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asked the Solicitor-General for Scotland how many criminal prosecutions have been dropped as a result of the recent industrial action in the Scottish sheriff courts.

The industrial action taken by civil servants was confined to Glasgow and Edinburgh sheriff courts. As a result of this disruption, it is estimated that some 10,000 summary criminal prosecutions have been dropped.