§ Mr. Evennett
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he has held any consultations with local education authorities concerning the abuse of drugs and solvents by school pupils.
§ Mr. Dunn
With regard to drug misuse, the Department last month distributed copies of the report on "Prevention" by the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs to all local education authorities in England with a request for comments. With regard to solvent misuse, I would refer my hon. Friend to to the answer which I gave to the hon. Member for Leicester, West (Mr. Janner) on 3 April 1984 at column511. The Department last month issued a safety in education bulletin which includes advice about solvent misuse. Copies of the bulletin have been sent to local education authorities for distribution to schools and colleges.