HC Deb 30 October 1985 vol 84 c554W
Mr. Nellist

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many registered heroin addicts there were in each year since 1960.

Mr. Mellor

Information on the numbers of persons notified to the Home Office as addicted to heroin (alone or in combination with other drugs) is readily available only from 1973 and is published annually in "Statistics of the Misuse of Drugs in the United Kingdom" (Home Office Statistical Bulletins 18/84 for 1973, 23/85 for 1974 to 1984) and in the associated supplementary tables.