§ Mr. Sillars
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if, from sources available, he will publish a table showing statistics of serious crimes in Scotland for each of the past five years; and how this compares with England and Wales, the United States of America, West Germany, France, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, New Zealand and the Republic of Ireland, respectively.
§ Mr. Harry Ewing
Statistics about crimes in Scotland are published annually in the report "Criminal Statistics, Scotland" prepared by the Scottish Home and Health Department, presented to Parliament and published as a Command Paper. Comparable information is not readily available in relation to all the other countries listed.