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Solvent Abuse

Volume 226: debated on Wednesday 16 June 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what measures are being taken to tackle the problem of solvent abuse in Wales; and if he will make a statement.

Initiatives in Wales to combat drug misuse, including solvent abuse, are undertaken locally by the health authorities and county councils. Nationally the Health Departments' anti-solvent campaign launched in February 1992 is still providing material to support the local campaigns.The prevention working group of the advisory council for the Misuse of Drugs is currently examining the whole area of volatile substance abuse and hopes to make recommendations during the course of next year.