HC Deb 15 March 1994 vol 239 cc596-7W
Mr. Spring

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the second survey on drug usage and drugs prevention, comparing urban and rural areas, is likely to be published.

Mr. Maclean

On 17 December 1993 we published a summary of the self-reported drug usage findings of the 1992 British crime survey, together with a report by researchers at the university of Sheffield, "Drug Usage and Drugs Prevention: the views and habits of the general public", which presented the results of a survey carried out in 1992 in four major cities on behalf of the drugs prevention initiative. The documents are in the Library. Building on the four-cities survey, the drugs prevention initiative has commissioned a further report from the university of Sheffield analysing the findings of a telephone survey conducted last year of the drugs usage and attitudes of the public in Greater Manchester and the surrounding rural area. The report is not yet completed: we hope to publish it in due course.