HC Deb 03 November 1989 vol 159 c386W
Mr. Tom Clarke

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many addicts are on methadone substitution programmes.

Mr. Freeman

The figures published in the Home Office statistical bulletin, issue 13/89, a copy of which is in the Library, record that there were 12,339 drug addicts in the United Kingdom recorded as receiving methadone to treat their addiction as at 31 December 1988.

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