HC Deb 22 March 1923 vol 161 cc2780-1W
Captain J. HAY

asked the Home Secretary the amount of morphia and heroin manufactured in Great Britain in 1921 and the amount exported; and what became of the balance remaining in the country?


The figures, according to the returns furnished to the Home Office, are

Morphine manufactured, 147,790 OZS.; exported, 77,364 OZS.

Heroin manufactured, 12,385 OZS.; exported, 14,107 OZS.

To obtain the balance remaining and used in the country during the year, the stocks in hand at the beginning of the year would have to be added to the amount manufactured; and we have no figures to show these amounts, but, apart from any supplies obtained illicitly in contravention of the Dangerous Drugs Act, the balance would be disposed of for medical and scientific purposes through the wholesale or retail dealers licensed or authorised under the Act.