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Paedophiles

Volume 167: debated on Monday 12 February 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will set up a special police unit or units specialising in the detection and elimination of the criminal activities of paedophiles.

I am aware that chief constables place a high priority on investigations into criminal activities against children. The question whether a special unit or units would help in this task is an operational matter for them to decide.