§ Mr. Loveridge
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, in view of the threat from drugs, exemplified by the increased numbers of convictions for heroin use, if he will increase substantially the grants available to the voluntary groups that work to combat drug addiction and alcoholism.
§ Sir K. Joseph
I am already making grants to a number of the national voluntary organisations working to help drug addicts and alcoholics. I am always ready to consider requests from other organisations, and to discuss the level of grants already paid.