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Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 1987

Volume 124: debated on Monday 7 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give statistics, by direct court area, of the use made to date by procurators fiscal of the powers granted to them in section 56 of the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 1987.

No use has been made by procurators fiscal of the powers contained in section 56 of the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 1987. This section will not be brought into force until 1 January 1988.

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland why the Lanarkshire People newspaper is not in the list of those newspapers in which his Department intends to advertise on the community charge.

The campaign did not cover every Scottish newspaper since there are overlaps in circulation areas. The selection of newspapers for this advertisement was designed to ensure effective coverage in Lanarkshire, as elsewhere, within reasonable cost and I believe that that objective has been achieved.