asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many persons have been convicted in Scotland under the provisions of the Trespass (Scotland) Act 1865 in each of the last 10 years; how many persons were sentenced to a period of imprisonment; and how many offences under this Act were made known to the police.
Information for the years 1972 to 1980 is set out in the following table; information for 1981 is not yet available.
Trespass (Scotland) Act 1865
Number of offences Recorded by the Police
Number of persons against whom charge was proved*
Number sentenced to imprisonment
* Excluding those given a more serious penalty for another offence at the same proceedings.
|† Number of persons convicted or found guilty (ie. excludes cases where no conviction or finding of guilt is recorded—eg. probation).|