Oral Answers to Questions — Anti-drugs Strategy

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 8th March 2000.

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Photo of Brian Iddon Brian Iddon Labour, Bolton South East 12:00 am, 8th March 2000

In the Bolton drug action team area, the community drug team has been hitting a target of four weeks waiting lists. Unfortunately, the waiting list has increased to six weeks because of a difficulty in recruiting staff, and, of course, waiting times in other DAT areas are much longer. What are the Government doing to ensure that more trained staff are made available, especially in view of the new demand expected from arrest referral schemes?