Drugs Strategy

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:15 pm on 9th November 2001.

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Photo of Mark Hoban Mark Hoban Conservative, Fareham 12:15 pm, 9th November 2001

We can all trade figures on drug use in the Netherlands. Is the hon. Lady aware that there was a 50 per cent. increase in heroin addiction in the Netherlands between 1988 and 1997 and that the level of cocaine use by Dutch people aged between 14 and 16 is the highest in Europe? The evidence that she is presenting about the benefits of Dutch policy seems to be in doubt.