HC Deb 21 May 1993 vol 225 cc337-8W
Mr. Sims

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children are recorded as having suffered a violent death during the last five years; and in how many of these cases criminal proceedings were subsequently brought.

Mr. Jack

A total of 474 offences of homicide were initially recorded in England and Wales during the period 1987 to 1991 where the victim was a person under the age of 16 years; in 391 of these, criminal proceedings were brought. In the remaining 83 cases, there was one case where the suspect died, 59 cases where the suspect

Heroin Cocaine Amphetamine
1987 33 56 11
1988 36 61 10
1989 39 48 7
1990 38 45 6
1991 48 51 5
1992 42 48 6

Mr. Ieuan Wyn Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish figures showing the proportion of(a) heroin and (b) cocaine seized by (1) Customs and Excise and (2) other agencies within (i) the United Kingdom and its waters and (ii) Wales in each year since 1987.

Mr. Jack

The information relating to the proportion of heroin and cocaine seizures by weight in the United Kingdom made by Her Majesty's Customs and other agencies is given in the table. Information regarding amounts seized in Wales is not held separately.

committed suicide, nine cases where no suspect has yet been found and 14 cases where proceedings were not initiated—for example, on the advice of the Crown prosecution service.

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