HC Deb 07 February 1974 vol 868 c390W
73. Mr. Pavitt

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will convene an inter-departmental committee to study the incidence of 588 out of 1,771 suicides last year resulting from the use of amylobarbitone, with a view to establishing further safeguards against the use and misuse of this drug.

Sir K. Joseph

All aspects of the question of establishing safeguards against the misuse of the barbiturate group of drugs are being studied by the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.