Written Answers. - Drug Abuse.

Thomas P. Broughan


60 Mr. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if his attention has been drawn to the recent study commissioned on behalf of the National Advisory Committee on Drugs which showed that there were now an estimated 14,450 heroin users in the country, of whom 12,456 were in the Dublin area; the steps he is taking to reduce the supply of heroin in view of these alarming figures; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17091/03]

I refer the Deputy to my reply to Priority Question No. 2 of today's date.