§ 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.