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 Ann Winterton Ann Winterton Conservative, Congleton 12:00 am, 8th March 2000

The Opposition welcome the apparent fall in the number of young people taking drugs following the successful foundation of drug action teams, which were a primary feature of the White Paper, "Tackling Drugs Together", introduced by the then Leader of the House, Tony Newton, who is now in the other place. Will the Minister confirm that, while that trend is encouraging, there must be no let up in drug prevention efforts? Will he outline what action is being taken to support drug action teams in the nationwide introduction later this year of drug treatment and testing orders?