§ Mr. Steinberg
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many drug seizures and prosecutions have taken place in the Durham constabulary area in the last year for which figures are available; and if he will list the type of drugs involved.
§ Mr. John Patten
Information on seizures of drug type made by the Durham constabulary is given in table A1.3 of the Home Office statistical bulletin "Statistics of the misuse of drugs: seizures and offenders dealt with, United Kingdom, 1990" (area table), a copy of which is in the Library.
The information regarding prosecutions and drugs involved is given in the table.
Persons dealt with at court for drugs offences by type of drug 1990: Durham Constabulary Durham Number of persons Total persons 162 Cannabis 43 LSD 9 Heroin 4 Amphetamine 4 Cocaine 1 Other drugs 2 1 Of which 61 found guilty.
Rows do not add to total because a person can be dealt with for offences involving more than one drug type.