§ Mr. Hannam
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information his Department makes available to schools on drug-taking and its effects.
§ Mr. Mellor
None directly, although the Home Office answers general inquiries about the misuse of drugs and about the drugs laws from members of the public, many of whom seem to be pupils preparing school projects. The booklet "Health Education in Schools", prepared by the Department of Education and Science and published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office in 1977 contains a chapter on the misuse of drugs, and other material, whether for the information of teachers or for classroom use, is available from a variety of bodies.