HC Deb 18 July 1983 vol 46 c33W
Mr. Wardell

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he is aware of any studies that have been undertaken of the possible relationship between a number of people convicted of shoplifting and the consumption by those people of certain drugs, the names of which have been supplied to him.

Mr. John Patten

I understand that the drugs referred to are Librium, Valium and Ativan which are all members of the Benzodiazepine group of tranquillising drugs. I am aware of no such studies undertaken in the United Kingdom.