Drugs: Sentencing

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 24th March 2017.

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Photo of Tim Farron Tim Farron Leader of the Liberal Democrats

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 21 March 2017 to Question 68249, on drugs: sentencing, how many people serving a custodial sentence for drug offences are serving that sentence for personal possession.

Photo of Sam Gyimah Sam Gyimah The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The number of people serving a custodial sentence for drug offences can be found in Table A1.5i at https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/563256/Population_2016.xlsx

Possession of a controlled drug as listed in this table is an offence under section 5(2) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, other offences such as possession with intent to supply are recorded under trafficking offences.

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