§ Mr. William Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what research is being done on the question of the battered baby syndrome in Scotland; and whether there are any statistics indicating the extent of the problem.
§ Mr. Gordon Campbell
I am sending the hon. Member a report by a Working Group of the Scottish Standing Medical Advisory Committee which contains a summary of recent research on this subject. Assaults on very young children are not recorded as a separate category in the annual publication of criminal statistics in Scotland.