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Crime: Drugs

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 2 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 11 March 2008, Official Report, column 339W, on crime: drugs, (1) what assessment she has made of the performance of drug enforcement authorities in restricting imports of class A drugs into the UK; (196288)

(2) whether a decision has been made to stop measuring class A drug seizure quantities for drugs specifically destined for the UK.

Given the uncertainty of the final destination of many of the drugs which are seized overseas the Government do not attempt to estimate the amounts which were destined for the UK. The Serious Organised Crime Agency and HM Revenue and Customs will record in the annual reports which they publish later this year the amounts of drugs where they have been involved in the seizures.