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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the total number of prosecutions for (i) possession and (ii) supply of the drugs (a) heroin, (b) cocaine, (c) cannabis, (d) amphetamines and (e) L.S.D. for the years 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983 and 1984, respectively.
The information requested for 1980 to 1983 is given in the following table; information for 1984 is not yet available.
|Persons proceeded against for certain offences under the Misuse of Drugs Act, 1971|
|United Kingdom 1980–83||Number of persons|
|Type of drug and type of offence*||1980||1981||1982||1983|
|Possession with intent to supply unlawfully||84||112||128||235|
|Possession with intent to supply unlawfully||46||71||52||74|
|Possession with intent to supply unlawfully||605||698||780||986|
|Possession with intent to supply unlawfully||79||95||162||238|
|Possession with intent to supply unlawfully||27||44||64||80|
|* As the same person may be proceeded against for more than one offence or for more than one type of drug, the rows cannot be added together to produce totals.|