asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether his Department had consultations with the Anti-Heroin Campaign or with Mr. Pete Townshend's anti-heroin group before launching the current campaign against heroin; and if he will make a statement.
Yes. My right hon. Friend and I and officials had discussions with Mr. Townshend on several occasions. Officials have met and have been in correspondence with Ms. Lynne Franks who has acted in co-ordinating the anti-heroin campaign. Their approaches differ from ours, which is based principally on recent research findings, but we welcome their interest in tackling drug misuse.