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HARTNOLL DEFENDS SAFE ECSTACY COMMENT

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A social work director who provoked outcry by claiming in a confidential report that ecstasy is safer than aspirin ...
A social work director who provoked outcry by claiming in a confidential report that ecstasy is safer than aspirin this week sought to explain her comments to councillors.

In a statement to Glasgow City Council's social work committee, Mary Hartnoll said the reference to ecstasy, in a memo on drug prevention to chief executive John Anderson, was 'intended to be part of a well-informed debate within the council' and not a public statement.

Ms Hartnoll said: 'The reference to aspirin was to make a statistical point. Ecstasy is unsafe and I would not condone its use or that of any other illegal drug.'
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