HC Deb 16 July 1969 vol 787 c124W
91. Mr. Michael McNair-Wilson

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people died from accidental overdoses of sleeping tablets during the past 12 months.

Mr. Crossman

In 1968, 283 deaths in England and Wales were provisionally attributed to accidental poisoning by barbiturate and other similar drugs; separate figures distinguishing sleeping tablets are not available.

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