§ Mr. Woolmer
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the total number of indictable offences committed by children and young people with air weapons in 1979 and in each of the last 10 years in Scotland in the following age categories: (a) under 14 years, (b) under 16 years, (c) under 17 years, (d) under 18 years and (e) under 21 years.
§ Mr. Rifkind
Consistent information on firearms used in crime is available for 1978 and 1979 only.
The information is set out in the following384W
and if he will consider a subsidy on one or more of these to help Scottish hill farmers in their present difficulties.
§ Mr. Younger
We are reviewing the economic situation in hill farming in the United Kingdom to determine the rates of hill livestock compensatory allowances for 1981. In so doing we shall take into account cost increases for such items as fuel, feed and fertilisers.