HC Deb 13 February 1985 vol 73 cc192-3W
Mr. Pike

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions took place in Lancashire in 1983 against persons alleged to have committed drug offences; and in how many cases such prosecutions were successful.

Mr. Mellor

Three hundred and sixty-four persons were proceeded against in the Lancashire police force area in 1983 for offences under drugs legislation or for other offences involving controlled drugs, 354 of whom were found guilty.