Written Question on Solvents: Misuse

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Date Title Questioner
5 Apr 2018, 9:21 a.m. Solvents: Misuse David Hanson


To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the implications for its policies of the Office for National Statistics report into solvent abuse, published on 26 March 2018.

Answer (Victoria Atkins)

The Government has noted the key findings from the report of the Office of National Statistics on deaths related to volatile substances and helium in Great Britain.

We are committed to preventing deaths related to substance misuse. Our Drug Strategy, published in July 2017, brings together police, health, community and global partners to tackle the illicit drug trade, protect the most vulnerable and help those with drug dependency to recover and turn their lives around.

Drug control is kept under constant review and we work in consultation with the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs to consider any new evidence of misuse or harms.

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