§ Mr. Corbett
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what consideration he has given classifying the drugs temgesic and temazepam under the Misuse of Drugs Act.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
Temgesic (buprenorphine) is not a controlled drug under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, but386W we are ready to reconsider this in the light of any recommendation from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, which currently has this drug under review. Tamazepam, together with other benzodiazepine drugs, was brought within the controls of the Misuse of Drugs Act in 1986 following consultation with the advisory council.