HC Deb 04 July 1927 vol 208 cc871-2W

asked the Home Secretary whether the illicit importation of drugs into this country has increased since the War; from what countries they are principally introduced; and whether there have been any recent arrests for this offence?


No, Sir. While it is not possible to speak positively in a matter of this kind, all our experience goes to show that the illicit importation of dangerous drugs has diminished since the passing of the Dangerous Drugs Act, 1920. No arrest of any importance has been made this year. I shall be happy to send the hon. Member—as soon as it is available—a copy of the Report made by His Majesty's Government to the League of Nations on the control of the drug traffic in respect of 1926, which contains a table giving particulars of all cases during the year in which seizures were made.