§ Mr. William Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what information he has about the number of married women who are the victims of physical violence within their own homes; and how many such cases have been brought to the attention of the police in the last 12 months.
§ Mr. Gordon Campbell
The available information on this subject relates to cases of assault made known to the police and classified as other than minor. In 1972 159 such cases were recorded as assaults by husbands on wives.