Drugs: Misuse

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

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Photo of David Hanson David Hanson Shadow Minister (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to publish the number of deaths caused by volatile substance abuse in England and Wales in (a) 2013-14 and (b) future years.

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

The Department has asked Public Health England to consider how future data on volatile substance abuse deaths might be collected and reported. Additionally, on 17 October 2014, the Office for National Statistics published a one-off report providing data on drug related deaths involving volatile substances and nitrous oxide in England and Wales, 1993–2013. A copy of the report is attached.

Drug related deaths (Excel SpreadSheet, 20.98 KB)

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