§ Mr. Simon Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children under the age of 16 years are currently receiving treatment for any form of drug addiction, giving figures for each region. 
§ Mr. Bowis
The information is not available centrally in the form requested. Information on the number of children aged under 15 presenting to some drug services for the first time, or after an absence of six months or more, by region, can be found in table 7 of the statistical bulletin, "Drug Misuse Statistics", copies of which are available in the Library.