HC Deb 22 February 1967 vol 741 c282W
Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many cases of unlawful drug taking in Scotland were brought to his attention during the last 12 months; what were the ages of the drug takers, the towns or villages where they lived, and the extent of the addiction of each; and what steps he has taken to stamp out the traffic in, and addiction to, unlawful drug taking in Scotland.

Mr. Ross

I regret that information about the total number of persons convicted in 1966 of offences under the Drugs (Prevention of Misuse) Act, 1964, and the Dangerous Drugs Act, 1965, is not yet available. As regards the last part of the Question I am associated with the action announced by my right hon. Friend the Minister of State, Home Office on 30th January.—[Vol. 740, c. 166–74.]