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Cannabis

Volume 450: debated on Tuesday 24 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people have been charged for possession of cannabis in Northern Ireland in the last two years. (94120)

I have been advised by the PSNI that the following number of people have been charged for the possession of cannabis in 2004-05 and 2005-06:

Number of persons charged for supplying cannabis1

2004-05

185

2005-06

168

1 Offences include: Producing controlled drug Cultivating cannabis Possessing with intent to supply Being concerned in production Supplying controlled drug Being concerned in offer to supply