HL Deb 13 July 1989 vol 510 c510WA
Lord Harris of Greenwich

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many finds of "crack" there were in the first six months of 1989 compared with the same period in 1987 and 1988.

The Minister of State, Home Office (Earl Ferrers)

According to Forensic Science Laboratory records the numbers of seizures in which cocaine in the form of "crack" was identified were as follows:

  • January—June 1987 5
  • January—June 1988 12
  • January—June 1989 36 (provisional figure)