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Drug Addicts

Volume 205: debated on Friday 6 March 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the present number of registered drug addicts in the Greater London area.

The Home Office maintains an index of people notified by doctors as addicted to one or more of a range of drugs controlled under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. The number of new and renotified drug addicts in the Greater London area notified to the addicts index was 5,500 in 1990, the latest year for which figures are available.