§ Mr. Trotter
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to combat the problems of solvent abuse among young people.
§ Mr. Mellor
We have taken a number of steps to make solvent-based products harder to obtain by young people for the purpose of misuse; to educate young people about the dangers of misuse; and to help parents and those who work with young people to respond to the problem. Recent initiatives taken by the Department include funding a series of training seminars for residential care workers; contributing to the issue of advice to retailers, and the production of a video for parents; and funding an information officer post at the National Children's bureau.