HC Deb 17 November 1981 vol 13 c102W
Mr. Nicholas Winterton

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many prescriptions were issued in Northern Ireland for the following categories in 1980 and so far in 1981; tranquillisers, non-barbiturate hypnotics and anti-depressants.

Mr. John Patten

I regret the information is not available in the form requested. Prescriptions dispensed for tranquillisers, non-barbiturate hypnotics and antide-pressants are included in the groups below:

Group Prescriptions Dispensed (Thousands)
1980 1981 (to 30 April)
Sedatives and Tranquillisers 749 248
Hypnotics 445 152
Anti-depressants 159 55
Anti-depressants and Sedative/ Tranquilliser Combinations 28 9