HC Deb 03 November 1989 vol 159 cc369-70W
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:

1986 5
1987 12
1988 27
19891 75
1 January to September.

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