Diana Johnson – 2014 Parliamentary Question to the Ministry of Justice

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Diana Johnson on 2014-04-10.

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been convicted of an offence contrary to section 4(3) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, where the person to whom controlled drugs were supplied or offered to be supplied was a child, in each of the last four years.

Damian Green

Information held centrally by the Ministry of Justice on the Court Proceedings Database does not include the circumstances behind each case beyond the description provided in the statute. It is not possible to separately identify from this centrally held information the age of an individual to whom an offender has been convicted of supplying illegal drugs. This detailed information may be held on the court record but due to the size and complexity is not reported centrally to the MoJ. As such, the information requested can only be obtained at disproportionate cost.