HC Deb 24 February 1972 vol 831 c336W
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.

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