HC Deb 23 October 1984 vol 65 cc560-1W
25. Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the Government's response to the recommendations of the 1982 Drugs Advisory Council report.

Mr. John Patten

I refer the hon. Member to my reply of 19 July, at column334, to the hon. Member for Oldham, West (Mr. Meacher). My right hon. and learned Friend has since announced on 10 October that my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State intends to commit £5 million more in 1985–86 to further expanding efforts in prevention, treatment and rehabilitation.