asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information he has as to the annual increase in the number of registered drug addicts and registered alcoholics since 1975.
Information on the number of narcotic drug addicts notified to the Home Office in the years 1975 to 1983 is given in table 9 of "Statistics of the Misuse of Drugs in the United Kingdom, 1983". (Home Office Statistical Bulletin 18/84). The only information currently available for 1984 was given in reply to a question from my hon. Friend the Member for Westminster, North (Mr. Wheeler) on 11 June 1985 at columns 394–95. There is no requirement to register alcoholics.