HC Deb 20 May 2004 vol 421 c1134W
Mr. Clapham

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the impact on the UK heroin market of changes in poppy production in Afghanistan over the past two years; and if he will make a statement. [168724]

Caroline Flint

According to the annual UN surveys the poppy crops in Afghanistan in 2002 and 2003 were 74,000 and 80,000 hectares. The change does not appear to have had any appreciable effect on the market in the UK.