§ Mr. Craigen
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what financial contribution the Scottish Home and Health Department is making towards a fellowship at Glasgow University in Criminology; and what the Department hoped to learn from this three or five-year study.
§ Mr. Harry Ewing
The University of Glasgow proposes to appoint a research fellow in criminology shortly. The proposal is the outcome of consultations between the university and the Scottish Home and Health Department about the development of criminological research, and the Department will meet the salary and related costs of the fellow and will provide limited funds to cover incidental expenses. The initial salary placement for the fellow will be £6,443 per annum, on the grade III scale for research and analogous staff in universities. The appointment is for three years in the first instance, with a possible extension for a further two years. The specific, research to be undertaken, as is usual with fellowships of this kind, will depend on the qualifications and experience of the person appointed, but will lie in the area of the social and psychological aspects of crimes of violence. It is hoped that the results of the research will help the Department in its concern with crimes of violence. Some results of the research may well become available within the three-year period since regular reports will be made to the Department.