Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 13th March 2003.

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Photo of Michael Matheson Michael Matheson Scottish National Party

Question S1W-34430

To ask the Scottish Executive how many convictions were obtained in 2001 under sections (a) 47, (b) 48(2), (c) 49, (d) 49A and (e) 50(4) of the Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995, broken down by sheriff court district.

Photo of Jim Wallace Jim Wallace Liberal Democrat

In 2001, there were two, zero and four persons respectively with a charge proved where the main offence was under section 48(2), section 49A and section 50(4) of the Criminal Law (Consolidation)(Scotland) Act 1995. The numbers of persons with a charge proved under sections 47 and 49 of the 1995 act are given in the following table.

Persons with a Charge Proved Under Sections 47 and 49 of the Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 19951, 2001

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Court

Section 47

Section 49

All courts2

1,425

1,270

Sheriff Courts

Aberdeen

39

23

Airdrie

34

25

Alloa

4

5

Arbroath

11

5

Ayr

29

21

Banff

2

1

Campbeltown

0

3

Cupar

12

2

Dingwall

0

1

Dumbarton

33

38

Dumfries

14

9

Dundee

48

38

Dunfermline

6

6

Dunoon

1

5

Duns

2

1

Edinburgh

88

88

Elgin

10

7

Falkirk

23

17

Forfar

3

5

Fort William

2

3

Glasgow

602

529

Greenock

41

43

Haddington

14

8

Hamilton

128

108

Inverness

14

5

Jedburgh

6

6

Kilmarnock

53

63

Kirkcaldy

24

22

Kirkcudbright

0

2

Kirkwall

2

2

Lanark

16

15

Lerwick

0

1

Linlithgow

25

14

Lochmaddy

0

1

Oban

0

1

Paisley

55

78

Peebles

2

0

Perth

15

12

Peterhead

10

4

Rothesay

2

7

Selkirk

9

5

Stirling

10

11

Stonehaven

6

1

Stornoway

2

0

Stranraer

5

2

Tain

2

1

Wick

4

3

District Courts

Aberdeen City

0

2

Aberdeenshire

2

9

Argyll and Bute

0

2

Dundee City

1

0

East Lothian

2

2

Edinburgh, City of

0

2

Fife

2

0

Glasgow City3

1

3

Highland

3

0

Moray

1

0

North Lanarkshire

2

0

Scottish Borders

0

1

West Dunbartonshire

1

0

West Lothian

1

0

Notes:

1. Where main offence.

2. Includes a small number of cases dealt with in the High Court.

3. Includes stipendiary magistrates court.

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