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Opium Crops

Volume 472: debated on Thursday 21 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 21 November 2007, Official Report, column 869W, on opium crops, how many hectares were grown in each location in the UK in 2007. (173742)

During 2007 a total of 2,744.98 hectares of opium poppy crop were grown in 67 locations in the UK. The size of individual sites ranged from four to 229.25 hectares with a mean average location size of 40.96 hectares.