HC Deb 22 July 2004 vol 424 c573W
Mr. Edwards

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what measures he proposes to take to tackle solvent abuse through the use of poppers containing amyl nitrate, with particular reference to the products(a) Liquid Gold, (b) Pure Gold and (c) TNT. [178804]

Caroline Flint

None. The alkyl nitrites (poppers) are not controlled under the misuse of drugs legislation. The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs has considered whether they should be controlled and concluded that they did not give rise to a social problem justifying their control under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. The substances Liquid Gold, Pure Gold and TNT are all brands of poppers. They are not solvents but are controlled under the Medicines Act 1968.

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