HC Deb 18 July 1972 vol 841 c97W
Mr. Blenkinsop

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the number of cases in which care proceedings have been used under the Children and Young Persons Act, 1969;and in how many of these cases drug offences have been involved.

Mr. Carlisle

In 1971 4,021 orders were made in care proceedings under Section I of the Children and Young Persons Act, 1969. In none of the 81 cases in which the commission of an offence was the ground for the proceedings was the offence contrary to the Dangerous Drugs Acts, 1965 to 1967, or the Drugs (Prevention of Misuse) Act, 1964.