§ Mr. Gordon Wilson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many reports were made to reporters and how many referrals to children's hearings in 1980.
§ Mr. Allan Stewart
The number of referrals to reporters in 1980 was 28,331. Of these, 22,303 were offence referrals and 6,028 on grounds other than 347W offences. Referrals by reporters to hearings numbered 15,053, of which 10,786 related to offences and 4,267 to grounds other than offences.