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Drug-Related Offences

Volume 86: debated on Thursday 14 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were serving sentences of imprisonment for drug-related offences in 1983, 1984 and 1985, respectively; and if he will make a statement.

Provisional information for 1985 shows about 2,300 persons serving sentences for drugs offences (excluding fine defaulters) on 30 June 1985, as compared with 1,600 on 30 June 1984 and 1,200 on 30 June 1983.