Class A Drugs (Teenagers)

Home Department written question – answered on 9 June 2005.

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Photo of Lynne Featherstone Lynne Featherstone Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many teenagers in the London borough of Haringey he estimates have tried class A drugs in the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Paul Goggins Paul Goggins Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Correctional Services and Reducing Re-offending), Home Office

The Home Office does not have drug use data broken down to the level of individual boroughs. Neither the survey of smoking, drinking and drug use amongst secondary school children nor the British Crime Survey, which are both used to measure drug use by young people, are able to provide estimates at this level. The most recent estimates of young people's drug use at the national level can be found in the 2004 headline figures of the survey of smoking, drinking and drug use among young people in England (published in March 2005) and 'Drug Misuse Declared: findings from the 2003–04 British Crime Survey' (published in May 2005).

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