Mr. Edward M. Taylor
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many offences involving the possession or taking of drugs were brought before courts in Scotland in 1969 in the most recent 100W annual period for which figures are available; how many of these offences related to persons under 21 years of age; and what were the comparable figures in each of the previous five years.
§ Mr. Ross:
I am circulating below a table showing persons proceeded against for offences against drugs legislation during the period and the numbers under 21. More detailed figures for 1969 will be available later in the year.
The information is as follows:
CONTRAVENTION OF DRUGS LEGISLATION 1961 TO 1965—SCOTLAND DANGEROUS DRUGS ACTS AND DRUGS (PREVENTION OF MISUSE) ACT 1964 Number of persons proceeded against in Scotland All ages Under 21 1969 (provisional) … 187 100 1968 … 100 45 1967 … 75 31 1966 … 39 12 1965 … 22 8 1964 … 30 2