HC Deb 20 June 1966 vol 730 cc3-4W
44. Mr. Deedes

asked the Minister of Health how many registered drug addicts were receiving treatment at the most recent date for which figures are available; and what was the corresponding figure in 1965 and 1964, respectively.

Mr. K. Robinson

There is no system of registration of drug addicts in this country, but in 1964 the number of admissions of patients to National Health Service psychiatric hospitals and units for treatment for dependence upon drugs was 1,138; the figure for 1965 will be available shortly. I have no figures for other hospital patients or patients of general practitioners.