HC Deb 22 May 1995 vol 260 c477W
Mr. McMaster

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what are the maximum penalties for those convicted of illegal money lending; what plans he has to stiffen the maximum sentences; and if he will make a statement. [24091]

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

The penalties would depend upon the specific charges brought and proved and whether the case was prosecuted summarily or on indictment. These are matters for my right hon. and learned Friend the Lord Advocate.