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Customs (Drug Imports)

Volume 84: debated on Wednesday 30 October 1985

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many customs officials at ports of entry were engaged on the prevention of illegal drug importation in each year since 1960.

Separate figures for the number of customs officials at ports of entry engaged in the prevention of illegal drugs importation are not available prior to 1978. The figures from 1978 to 1986 (estimated) are as follows:

1 April 19783,274
1 April 19793,445
1 April 19803,214
1 April 19813,027
1 April 19822,890
1 April 19832,795
1 April 19842,721
1 April 19852,823
1 April 1986*3,000