asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many summary convictions there were, and what were the modes of disposal, of children under 16 years of age in 1986.
Provisional figures are given in the table.
|Children under 16 years of age with a charge proved in a summary court in Scotland, 1986|
|Disposal||Number of children|
|Detention of child||42|
|Remit to children's hearing||89|
|Ordered to find caution||1|
|All children with a charge proved in a summary court||370|