Underage Alcohol Purchase Prosecution Statistics

James McCulloch made this Freedom of Information request to Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal (Scotland)

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James McCulloch

Dear Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal (Scotland),

This is a freedom of information request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

I had previously requested this information from Police Scotland, but they had no record of the information and recommended I contact yourselves instead.

Under the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 Section 105(1) A child or young person who buys or attempts to buy alcohol (whether for himself or herself or another person) commits an offence.

I would like to request the number of prosecutions that have been raised for this offence since the 1st of January 2015. Please attach your responses electronically to this enquiry.

Yours faithfully,

James McCulloch

FOI Enquiries, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal (Scotland)

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FOI Enquiries, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal (Scotland)

Dear Mr McCulloch,

The prosecution information you are seeking may more effectively be obtained from the Scottish Government Justice Department's Court Proceedings Database, which is designed to provide statistical information.

You can contact the Scottish Government Justice Department at: [email address]

This is a link to the Scottish Government Crime and Justice statistics website for your information: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Br...

It contains information about cases prosecuted in all Courts and can provide information either at the level of the specific offence or by certain broader groupings of offences (e.g. crimes of violence, crimes of dishonesty, offences involving drugs etc.).

It would be helpful if you could confirm for our FOI administrative purposes if this information is sufficient for your purposes and we can close the FOI request sent to COPFS.

More information on our FOI services can be found here: https://www.copfs.gov.uk/freedom-of-info...

Thank you.

FOI Enquiries
COPFS

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James McCulloch

Dear FOI Enquiries,

Thank you for your quick response. This information you have sent is sufficient for my purposes and this request can be closed.

Yours sincerely,

James McCulloch

FOI Enquiries, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal (Scotland)

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your e-mail. Your e-mail is receiving attention and we aim to provide you with a response within the statutory timescale for reply. This is 20 working days for requests submitted under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

If you are seeking information with regard to a road traffic incident, witness/third party and insurance data, requests for crime/crash collision reports, please contact Police Scotland, fees and charges may apply.

For more information please go to the FOI page on the COPFS website: www.copfs.gov.uk<http://www.copfs.gov.uk>

FOI Enquiries
Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

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