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Drug Offences

Volume 405: debated on Tuesday 20 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his answer of 29 April 2003, Official Report, column 354W, on drugs, if he will provide a breakdown of offences by substance. [113422]

Recorded crime data collated centrally on drug offences do not include information on the types of drugs involved. At the time of recording a drug offence the type of substance is not necessarily known by the police and it may be have to be submitted for forensic analysis.However, this information is available for known drug offenders and is reported in the Home Office statistical bulletin "Drug seizure and offender statistics, United Kingdom". Copies are available in the Library. The latest year for which figures are currently available is 2000 and Tables S2.16 to S2.29A of the Supplementary Tables volume give detailed breakdowns.