Nick Hurd (Parliamentary Secretary (Civil Society), Cabinet Office; Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner, Conservative)
The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.
Letter from Glen Watson, dated October 2012
As Director General for the Office for National Statistics (ONS), I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking for estimates on the number of drug related offences in (a) Hastings and Rye constituency; (b) East Sussex and (c) the UK in 2011. (124777)
Figures for drug related offences are available based on the number of crimes recorded by the police in the drug offences category. The Crime Survey for England and Wales does not provide estimates of drug-related offences.
Police recorded crime data are not available at parliamentary constituency level so figures for Hastings local authority area are given in place of Hastings and Rye constituency. Crime statistics produced by the ONS cover England and Wales only. Crime figures for Scotland are published at
and data for Northern Ireland are published at
In Hastings local authority area there were 430 drug offences recorded by the police during 2011. In East Sussex there were 1,436 drug offences recorded by the police during 2011, and in England and Wales there were 232,834 drug offences recorded by the police during 2011.
Local authority figures can be found on