§ Mr. Vaz
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons have been convicted under the Drug Trafficking Offences Act 1986.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
The information available centrally, which may be incomplete, indicates that one person was convicted in 1987 under the Drug Trafficking Offences Act 1986. In addition, in 1987 3,160 persons were convicted of drug trafficking offences under section 4(3) and 5(3) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. Information for 1988 is not yet available.