Drug Misuse

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 15th March 2007.

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Photo of Sandra White Sandra White Scottish National Party

Question S2W-32163

To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-29476 by George Lyon on 15 November 2006, from where the figures on methadone-related deaths for the years since 1990 were derived.

Photo of George Lyon George Lyon Liberal Democrat

The figures were compiled by the General Register Office for Scotland (GROS) from death registrations and associated returns from procurators fiscal and forensic pathologists.

Further information is given in the annual GROS paper on drug-related deaths. The most recent paper may be found at:

http://www.gro-scotland.gov.uk/statistics/library/drug-related-deaths/drug-related-deaths-in-scotland-in-2005/index.html.

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