HC Deb 30 March 1998 vol 309 c392W
34. Mr. Gordon Marsden

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of people arrested by the police in the last year for which figures are available were addicted to heroin and other opiates. [35187]

Mr. George Howarth

The information is not recorded in the format requested. We hope to publish within the next few weeks the results of research conducted for the Home Office by Cambridge University, of a study of drug use by samples of people arrested in various cities. The research shows a strong link between drug use, including heroin, and crime.