HC Deb 26 April 2004 vol 420 c819W
Lady Hermon

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many(a) arrests and (b) cautions there have been in Northern Ireland for (i) the possession of and (ii) the sale of cannabis since its reclassification. [164535]

Mr. Pearson

The Chief Constable advises me that PSNI record the number of persons arrested or cautioned for possession or supply of Class C drugs. The following table sets out these figures in respect of all Class C drugs since 29 January when cannabis was reclassified. Statistics relating to Class C drugs are not maintained by the type of drug involved and it is not therefore possible to disaggregate those relating solely to cannabis.

Persons Persons
arrested cautioned
Possession of a Class C drug 94 19
Trafficking offences involving a Class C drug 33 0

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