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Drugs (Education Programmes)

Volume 170: debated on Wednesday 28 March 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what was the cost in the latest year for which figures are available for education programmes designed to reduce the demand for drugs.

Last month, at a cost of £3·8 million spread over two financial years 1989–90 and 1990–91, the Department launched the latest national drug publicity campaign warning young people of the dangers of becoming involved with drug misuse. Complementary regional campaigns are being run in Yorkshire, Mersey and west midlands.