HC Deb 12 February 1979 vol 962 cc438-9W
Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

asked the Lord Advocate with regard to the recent reply on glue sniffing if any cases have been reported to him or to the Procurator Fiscal service, involving aggression on the part of those persons or person who were alleged to have engaged in this practice; and what, in the main, were the symptoms of glue sniffing in the light of the information available to his Department.

The Lord Advocate

So far as can be ascertained, 14 cases of glue sniffing involving aggression on the part of those alleged to have been engaged in the practice have been reported to me or to the procurators fiscal in the past 10 years. The symptoms of glue sniffing are similar to those of alcohol abuse.