asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what consultations he has had with the chief constable of Lothian region in relation to stolen and damaged vehicles at Edinburgh airport car park; and what new measures will be introduced.
The chief constable's attention was drawn to this matter when the hon. Member raised it on 24 June 1980 but there have been no consultations. The policing of this area is a matter for the Chief Constable and it is for him to determine what measures should be employed on this task.—[Vol. 987, c. 103.]
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many cars were reported stolen in Edinburgh airport car park in each month of 1981; and, for the same period, how many cars were broken into.
The information is as follows:
|* 5 were cars hired at Edinburgh airport but not returned.|
|1975 (from 16 May)||1976||1977||1978||1979||1980|
|(a) Complaints alleging assault||358||540||614||681||*627||604|
|(b) Cases which led to prosecution||12||17||7||8||†13||‡15|
|(c) Percentage of total (b) to total (a)||3·35||3·15||1·14||1·17||2·07||2·48|