HL Deb 12 July 2001 vol 626 c85WA
Lord Lester of Herne Hill

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What standards of performance they expect of the Police Service in relation to the unlawful possession of cannabis resin. [HL203]

Lord Rooker

There are no specific performance indicators relating to the policing of cannabis. The expectation is that the police will enforce the law, which permits discretion whether to prosecute or to divert an offender from prosecution, for example by formal warning or caution.