HC Deb 15 March 2002 vol 381 cc1288-9W
Mr. Jim Murphy

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what actions HM Customs and Excise are taking to increase the proportion of Afghan heroin seized; and how many tonnes of Afghan heroin have been seized by Customs and Excise in each of the past 10 years. [40389]

Mr. Boateng

Customs work closely with other agencies in the UK and overseas to disrupt the supply of heroin to the UK market, the vast majority of which originates in Afghanistan. Statistics relating to the annual amounts of heroin seized by Customs are published on a routine basis in their annual departmental reports, but these are not disaggregated by their country of origin.