HC Deb 04 July 1986 vol 100 c690W
Mr. David Atkinson

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what evaluation has been made of the impact which anti-drug abuse videos have had on teenagers' attitudes to drugs; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Whitney

The Institute for the Study of Drug Dependence holds information in its library about videos which have been evaluated. In January 1986 this Department launched a drug misuse video package for 12 to 15-year-olds. Over 4,700 secondary schools in England and Wales have applied for a free copy. We shall be evaluating our package when schools have had sufficient time to make proper use of it.