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.
The available information is given in the following table.
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
|Possession with intent to supply unlawfully||253||508||9||606|
|Possession with intent to supply unlawfully||28||39||3||44|
* 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.|