HC Deb 21 June 1972 vol 839 c99W
Mr. Sproat

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland by what percentage in the latest available year the number of prosecutions involving the use of cannabis and LSD, respectively, rose or fell; and what were the numbers.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

The number of persons proceeded against for offences involving the use of cannabis and LSD under the Dangerous Drugs Act, 1965 and the Drugs (Prevention of Misuse) Act, 1964 for the years 1969 and 1970, together with the percentage change, are shown in the table below.

1969 1970 Percentage increase
Cannabis 104 256 146.2
LSD 11 44 300.0
The figures for 1971 are not yet available.