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Edinburgh Airport Car Park (Stolen And Damaged Vehicles)

Volume 15: debated on Monday 14 December 1981

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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:

1981StolenBroken into
January
February2
March1
April
May11
June2
July45
August12
September24
October31
November52
*1917
* 5 were cars hired at Edinburgh airport but not returned.
1975 (from 16 May)19761977197819791980
(a) Complaints alleging assault358540614681*627604
(b) Cases which led to prosecution121778†13‡15
(c) Percentage of total (b) to total (a)3·353·151·141·172·072·48
{d) Convictions**6923††12