HC Deb 08 February 1965 vol 706 c14W
63. Mr. Wolrige-Gordon

asked the Minister of Health what was the total amount of sleeping pills sold in Great Britain in 1964; and how this figure compares with previous years.

Mr. K. Robinson

I have no figures for amounts sold; the estimated number of prescriptions under the National Health Service for barbiturates and non-barbiturate hypnotics was 15.6 million for the nine months ending September, 1964 and 15.32 million for the corresponding period in 1963.