§ Mr. Kilroy-Silk
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the names and addresses of those local groups providing services for persons addicted to tranquillisers that have received financial assistance from his Department, and, in each case, the amount of aid given and the reason it was given.
§ Mr. Whitney
The information requested is as follows: 615W
Organisation and address Service provided Amount of allocation £ TRANX 17 Peel Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA3 7QX To promote a self-help group approach to minor tranquilliser dependence 89,183 TRANX-Release 14 Moorfield Square, Southfields, Northampton NN3 5BD To reduce dependency on prescribed drugs through education and self-help. 29,892 West Cumbria MIND (Copeland) 29a Duke Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria To assess and reduce the size and scope of tranquilliser dependence, to reduce pressure on family practitioners and promote co-operation and communication between relevant services. 85,442 North East Council on Alcoholism (formerly Newcastle Association for Mental Health) 1 Mosley Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 1YE To support and counsel patients with drawing from tranquillisers and promote co-operation with general practitioners and other health workers. 96,213