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Controlled Drugs

Volume 181: debated on Friday 23 November 1990

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement as to the way in which Her Majesty's Customs and Excise assesses the street value of controlled drugs for the purpose of preparing evidence of value for courts.

When called upon to provide a street value of controlled drugs Her Majesty's Customs and Excise use the national average street price as calculated by the national drugs intelligence unit from information provided by the police.