HC Deb 12 December 1972 vol 848 c89W
Mr. Loveridge

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) what estimate he has made of the numbers admitted to hospitals in the United Kingdom due to self-poisoning with medical drugs for each of the past 10 years; and how many of these were children;

(2) what proportion of emergency admissions to medical beds in the National Health Service were due to self-poisoning in the last complete year for which figures are available; how this figure compares with earlier years; and what was the proportion of adults to children.

Mr. Alison

The information is not available as the statistics of hospital treatment of cases of poisoning do not distinguish those of self-poisoning.