§ Mr. Tom Clarke
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the first seizure of crack was made in the United Kingdom; and how much has been seized to date.
§ Mr. Waddington
The first seizure of crack recorded by the national drugs intelligence unit was in 1986, although it is possible that earlier seizures were made but reported as of cocaine. The total numbers of seizures of crack recorded so far are as follows:
Number 1986 5 1987 12 1988 27 19891 75 1 January to September.