Armed Forces: Drugs

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 10th 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 British Army 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 table sets out the information requested in respect of the British Army.

Year

Number of British Army personnel dismissed for drug-related offences?

Number of British Army personnel dismissed for possession or use of cannabis?

2012

6

1

2013

2

0

2014

(as at 31 Oct)

3

1

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

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