§ Mr. John Moore
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of the people under 30 years of age were convicted of a drugs offence in each year since 1945.
§ Dr. Summerskill
0.081 per cent., 0.066 per cent, and 0.061 per cent, of people aged between 10—the age of criminal responsibility—and 29 inclusive, were convicted in the United Kingdom of a drug offence in the years 1973, 1974 and 1975, respectively.
I regret that information for earlier years is not available.