§ Mr. Homewood
asked the Secretary of State for Trade whether there has been any change in the figures he gave on 7 February 1980,—[Official Report, c. 300], of deaths from deliberate inhalation of solvent vapours and what action is contemplated by the Government on this matter.
§ sir George Young
[pursuant to his reply 12 March 1981, c. 382]: As I said in my earlier reply exact figures on solvent abuse are not available. I regret, however, that the figure of known deaths in Great Britain given in that reply (22) was incorrect. The figure of known deaths from solvent abuse in Great Britain in 1980 is 13.