Drugs: Young People

Health written question – answered on 7th October 2008.

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Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire Shadow Minister (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many finished admissions to hospital there were where a drugs overdose was a primary or secondary diagnosis at the outset in each NHS trust where the patient was (a) under 10, (b) between 11 and 15 and (c) between 16 and 18 years old in each of the last five years.

Photo of Dawn Primarolo Dawn Primarolo Minister of State (Department of Health) (Public Health)

Information by age group and year on the number of hospital admissions where the primary or secondary diagnosis was poisoning by drugs is in tables which have been placed in the Library.

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