County Lines Drugs Gangs

Part of Home Department – in the House of Commons on 28th October 2019.

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Photo of Kit Malthouse Kit Malthouse The Minister of State, Home Department

My hon. Friend was present at the Scottish Affairs Committee when we discussed this matter in some detail, so he will know that my view is that having a different regime in Scotland from that in England and Wales could cause significant problems for Scotland, not least because it would become a target for those wishing to promote the trade more easily and running county lines from England into Scotland. There are times when we are four nations and times when we are one country, and on drugs we should be one.