HC Deb 15 November 1965 vol 720 c34W
Mr. Hobden

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he proposes to reduce drug addiction, in view of the fact that there has been a significant increase in drug addiction in Great Britain during the last seven years.

Mr. George Thomas

The recent increase in addiction has been studied by the Interdepartmental Committee on Drug Addiction. In reply to a Question by my hon. Friend the Member for Wood Green (Mrs. Joyce Butler) on 1st November my right hon. Friend the Minister of Health said that he hoped to make a statement when the Committee's report was published in about three weeks from then.