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Volume 301: debated on Tuesday 25 November 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what has been the average custodial sentence applied for manslaughter in Scotland in each year since 1990; and if he will make a statement. [17085]

There is no offence of manslaughter in Scotland. The corresponding offence in Scotland is the common law offence of culpable homicide. The available information is given in the table.