Drugs: Misuse

Department of Health written question – answered on 20th October 2014.

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Photo of Michael Dugher Michael Dugher Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the cost to the NHS of the illegal use of controlled substances in (a) England, (b) Yorkshire and Humber, (c) South Yorkshire and (d) Barnsley East constituency.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The data is not available in the format requested. However, the Home Office published report ‘The Economic and Social Costs of Class A Drug Use in England and Wales’ estimated the cost of class A drug use to the National Health Service in England to be £488 million per year.

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