HC Deb 16 December 1982 vol 34 c200W
22. Mr. Greenway

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the incidence of glue sniffing in the Metropolitan Police area.

Mr. Mayhew

Solvents of various kinds are abused in circumstances which often do not result in the particular occasion coming to the notice of police or other agencies. Reliable information about the incidence of such abuse is therefore not at present available. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Social Services has invited proposals for studies of the prevalence of this activity.