HC Deb 01 July 1996 vol 280 cc284-5W
Mr. Llwyd

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish for each of the constituent nations of the United Kingdom and for United Kingdom as a whole for the last three years in constant prices the cost to the Exchequer of enforcement of current laws on illegal drugs, broken down by the costs of(a) policing, (b) prosecutions, (c) medical treatment of abusers and (d) border controls. [33930]

Mr. Heathcoat-Amory

The overall expenditure of the Government on tackling drug misuse across the United Kingdom in 1992–93 was estimated to have been £520 million. The comparable figures for 1993–94 was estimated as £526 million. These are the most recent figures available. The information in the form and breakdown requested is not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

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