HC Deb 01 February 1971 vol 810 c1219
1. Mr. Dalyell

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what study he has made of drug taking in Welsh schools.

The Secretary of State for Wales (Mr. Peter Thomas)

Government Departments, the police and local authorities are making a careful study of the drug problem amongst young people and collectively considering the most effective measures of control.

Mr. Dalyell

On his visits to Welsh schools has the Secretary of State been able to form any opinion whether there should be inspection for evidence of drug taking?

Mr. Peter Thomas

There have been certain instances of drug taking among school children. I have no reason to believe that it is widespread in Welsh schools. However, schools in Wales certainly reflect the concern of society in general at the misuse of drugs, and during courses on health education pupils are being made aware of the dangers of drugs.

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