HC Deb 08 April 1957 vol 568 cc95-6W
Dr. D. Johnson

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will state the total number of prosecutions for illegal possession of and trafficking in Indian hemp each year during the last five years and the total amount of the drug seized each year.

Mr. R. A. Butler

There have been no prosecutions for trafficking in cannabis (Indian hemp) in the last five years. The following are the figures for prosecutions for unlawful possession of canabis, and the quantities of the drug seized:

Year Number of prosecutions Quantity seized
1952… 98 33 lb.
1953… 90 591b.
1954… 152 260 lb.
1955… 139 180 lb.
1956… 106 251 lb.

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