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Drugs Offences

Volume 81: debated on Friday 28 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what were the total number of charges brought for (a) possession, (b) dealing and (c) import of (i) class A drugs, (ii) class B drugs and (iii) class C drugs in the Metropolitan and Merseyside police districts in the last year for which figures are available.



brought and proceeded with at court in 1983 for unlawful supply, possession or unlawful importation of controlled drugs in the Metropolitan and Merseyside Police force areas

Number of charges

Class A drugs

Class B drugs

Class C drugs

All controlled drugs

Metropolitan police district

Unlawful supply302301581
Possession with intent to supply unlawfully2535089606
Unlawful possession1,7178,753299,569
Unlawful import455393


Unlawful supply245153
Possession with intent to supply unlawfully2839344
Unlawful possession1534633521
Unlawful import436

* As one charge may involve more than one class of drug columns cannot be added together to produce totals.

† Includes a small number of charges where details of the drug involved were not available.