§ Mr. Andrew Welsh
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many people have re-offended whilst out on bail under the terms of the Bail (Scotland) Act 1980.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
In 1990, 2,742 persons were proceeded against where the main offence was under section 3(1)(b) of the Bail Etc. (Scotland) Act 1980, which includes re-offending while on bail.