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Opium: Crops

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 27 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 19 February 2008, Official Report, columns 585-6W, on opium: crops, what tonnage of opium crop was produced from each location in each year. (189725)

Information on the tonnage of opium crop produced at each location each year is not available. Details of the total annual of crop produced each year are held, as follows:

Total crop grown (tonnes)

2001

1—

2002

c. 136

2003

c. 700

2004

c. 1,050

2005

c. 830

2006

c. 480

2007

c. 3,900

1 No crop—research only.