HC Deb 19 March 1985 vol 75 c479W
Mr. Sackville

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what steps he is taking to ensure that a larger proportion of teachers receive specialist training related to the problems of drug misuse.

Mr. Dunn

My right hon. Friend announced on 27 February initiatives for the issue of a booklet to teachers on the problems of drug misuse and the preparation of suitable curriculum material for use by both teachers and teacher trainers in a drug education programme. In addition, those concerned with organising regional in-service training courses, under a programme supported by the Department, have been encouraged to give priority to courses concerned with drug misuse.