Home Department written question – answered on 4th February 2004.

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Photo of Paul Flynn Paul Flynn Labour, Newport West

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of prosecutions brought for cannabis-related offences have not resulted in a conviction in each of the last five years.

Photo of Caroline Flint Caroline Flint Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)

The information requested is contained in the table.

Proportion of persons(33) proceeded against for cannabis related offences(34) who were not convicted
1998 9
1999 10
2000 8
2001 10
2002 10

(33) These data are on the principal offence basis.

(34) Offences include supplying or offering to supply, possession with intent to supply, production, possession and permitting premises to be used for unlawful purpose (cannabis).

Statistics for 2003 will be published in the autumn.

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