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Glue Sniffing

Volume 958: debated on Thursday 16 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection whether he will take steps to make it a legal offence to sell juveniles substances which can be used for glue sniffing; and if he will seek to make glue sniffing an offence.

I fully share my hon. Friend's concern about this dangerous practice. But there are so many products which can be misused in this way that it would not be practicable to ban their sale to young persons. I do not consider that legislation prohibiting the practice would be the right answer to this extremely difficult problem.