§ 52. Mr. Spencer
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make a statement on his Department's measures to combat drug misuse. 531W Mr. Whitney: We aim to reduce demand by continuing our campaign of education and information, while taking further steps to encourage better services for those who suffer harm from misuse.
§ Mr. Simon Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the total number of deaths recorded as resulting in whole or part from drug abuse for each London borough for the last year in which figures are available.
§ Mr. Whitney
The table shows the numbers of deaths from drug dependence and from nondependent abuse of drugs (excluding tobacco and alcohol) for usual residents of each London borough where at least one death was registered in 1984. There were no deaths from these causes to usual residents of the remaining London boroughs in that year.
Number of deaths from drug abuse, persons, all ages, London boroughs, 1984 Area of usual residence Cause of death London boroughs Drug dependence ICD(9)* 304 Nondependent abuse of drugs (excluding tobacco and alcohol) ICD(9)* 305.2 to 305.9 Barking and Dagenham 3 — Bromley 3 — Camden 5 — Hackney 1 1 Hammersmith and Fulham 1 — Hounslow 1 — Islington 3 — Kensington and Chelsea 3 1 Lambeth 5 — Lewisham 2 — Merton 2 — Richmond upon Thames 2 — Southwark 2 1 Sutton 1 — Tower Hamlets 3 — Waltham Forest 1 — Wandsworth 6 2 Westminster, City of 10 1
* International Classification of Diseases, 9th revision.