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Volume 448: debated on Tuesday 11 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will estimate how much of the heroin trafficked into the United Kingdom in each year since 1996 came from Afghanistan. (83138)

Since 1996 we believe that the vast majority of heroin entering the United Kingdom each year has originated in Afghanistan. In recent years we estimate that it has accounted for more than 90 per cent.