§ 40 and 51. Mr. Rose
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many persons were convicted of possession of cannabis during 1971; how many of these received sentences of imprisonment; and how many were sentences of more than six months;
(2) what were the ages and sex of those convicted of possession of cannabis in 1971; and whether he will publish a table in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Mr. Sharples
The statistics of drug offences in 1971 will not be available until later this year. I shall write to the hon. Member when I have this information.