§ 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.