HC Deb 06 December 1978 vol 959 c704W
Mr. Kilroy-Silk

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many detoxification centres are now in operation; where they are sited; how many persons each has treated; how many other centres are planned and for how many persons; and when they will be built or in operation.

Mr. Moyle:

Two experimental centres, in Leeds and Manchester, are directly funded by the Department or through the NHS. Up to 31st October 1978, the Leeds unit had admitted 671 individuals since May 1976. The Manchester unit, opened in November 1977, had admitted 252. Revised proposals for a further experimental unit in London are currently being examined. Detoxification is also carried out in many general and psychiatric hospitals as part of their normal work and by some voluntary organisations.