HC Deb 13 February 1968 vol 758 cc296-7W
37. Mr. John Hall

asked the Minister of Health if he is satisfied with the operation of the scheme for providing treatment centres for drug addicts; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. K. Robinson:

As regards facilities In the London area, where the problem of heroin addiction is most acute. I would refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave on 30th January to my hon. Friend the Member for Lewisham, South (Mr. Carol Johnson). In other parts of England and Wales, hospital returns do not indicate any unmet demand, but the position is being kept under review.—[Vol. 757, c.259–60.]

49. Mr Deedes

asked the Minister of Health what proposals he has for the establishment of hostels for the after-care and support of those receiving in-patient treatment for drug dependence.

Mr. K. Robinson:

I have advised local health authorities that hostels will be needed in some areas and asked them to consider with hospital authorities and voluntary bodies how provision can best he made.

Mrs. Knight

asked the Minister of Health whether he will make a statement about the provision of clinics for the treatment of drug addiction.

Mr. K. Robinson:

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given today to the hon. Member for Wycombe (Mr. John Hall).