HC Deb 07 November 1983 vol 48 c33W
Mr. Dubs

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were given a custodial sentence for unlawful possession of cannabis in 1982; and how many such sentences were suspended.

Mr. Mellor

Information on sentences for unlawful possession of cannabis is published in table 3.15 of "Statistics of the misuse of drugs, United Kingdom, Supplementary tables 1982", a copy of which is in the Library. These offences may also have involved other drugs and the offenders may have been sentenced at the same time for other more serious offences.