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Glue Sniffing

Volume 32: debated on Wednesday 24 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will promote a national education programme to warn schoolchildren of the dangers of glue sniffing.

In his speech in the Adjournment debate on 26 October my hon. Friend the Member for Hampstead (Mr. Finsberg) the Under-Secretary of State for Health and Social Security set out the action which the Government are already taking. As my hon. Friend said then, representatives of a number of interests, including those concerned with the education service in England, are shortly to be consulted about the scope for further action. We shall be glad to have responses on the ways in which schools might deal with the dangers of solvent abuse within their health education programmes.