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Volume 210: debated on Tuesday 30 June 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many men were sent to prison in each of the last five years for convictions of consensual homosexual activity with men aged over 16 years and under 21 years; how many such prosecutions have taken place in each of the last five years; and how many resulted in sentences of immediate custody.

The specific information requested is not available. What information we have is set out in the table:

Persons Proceeded Against under section 8(7) of the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 1980
YearPersons Proceeded AgainstPersons Sentenced to Custody
Section 80(7) offences include homosexual acts with a person under the age of 21 with or without the consent of both parties.