§ Mr. Wilson
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps he proposes to take to make mandatory the availability of extracts of convictions in the Scottish courts, including the district courts, at reasonable cost to members of the public and their advisers who can demonstrate a legitimate interest therein.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
[holding answer 11 January 1990]Extracts of conviction are already available to those with a legitimate interest in them. Problems which have arisen in respect of records stored on computer are at present under consideration.