Armed Forces: Drugs

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 11th November 2014.

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Photo of Mike Hancock Mike Hancock Independent, Portsmouth South

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the Royal Navy were dismissed for drug-related offences in the last three years; and how many such dismissals were for possession or use of cannabis.

Photo of Anna Soubry Anna Soubry The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The information requested in respect of the Naval Service is provided in the table:


Number of personnel dismissed for drug-related offences

Number of personnel dismissed for the possession or use of cannabis







2014 (to 3 November)



The information has been compiled using the date of conviction, not the date of offence. It does not include administrative discharges and therefore compulsory drug test failures are not included.

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