asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will set out the numbers of persons against whom a charge was proved, by age and disposal in 1980 and 1981 using the headings in table 6.7 in "Criminal Statistics Scotland 1979" (Cmnd. 8215).
The information for 1980 is set out in the following table. Figures for 1981 are not yet available.
|Number of persons against whom a charge was proved, by age and disposal, 1980.|
|Scotland||Number of Persons|
|Persons under 16|
The information requested for 1980 is set out below; information for 1981 is not yet available.
|Fixed penalty notices—subsequent action, Scotland 1980|
|Percentage of notices issued|
|No further action:|
|Cautioned and excused payment||5|
|Diplomatic privilege/visitor from abroad||4|
|Time limit for proceedings expired||9|
|Total where no further action taken||21|