§ Mr. Maxton
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many convictions for drug offences in English and Welsh courts have involved United States military personnel over the past five years.
§ Mr. Mellor
The following table gives the available information collected in the course of producing the statistics of drugs offenders published annually in a statistical bulletin—issue 13/83 for 1982:
Nationals of the United States employed in military establishments found guilty of drugs offences* England and Wales Number* 1978 128 1979 133 1980 109 1981 114 1982 37 * The figures may be incomplete because occupation or nationality were not recorded for a small proportion of all drug offenders.