§ Mr. Callaghan
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many seizures of illicit drugs have been made by police and customs from 1990 to date; and what is the estimated value of the drugs seized. 
§ Mr. Sackville
The information requested on the number of seizures of controlled drugs made by police and customs from 1990 to 1994 is contained in tables 1.1 and 2.2 of the Home Office statistical bulletin "Statistics of drugs seizures and offenders dealt with, United Kingdom, 1994", copies of which are in the Library.
In addition, Her Majesty's Customs and Excise informed us that the following number of seizures of controlled drugs were made by it during 1995:
- Heroin: 185
- Cocaine: 496
- All synthetic drugs: 291
- of which amphetamines: 158
- MDMA: 133
- Cannabis (all forms): 6,049.
Data for 1995 for police forces will be published later in the year.