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County Lines Drugs Gangs

Part of Home Department – in the House of Commons on 23rd March 2020.

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Photo of Sally-Ann Hart Sally-Ann Hart Conservative, Hastings and Rye

Hastings and Rye has serious issues regarding county lines, with drug dealers deliberately targeting young and other vulnerable people. Sussex police is working hard with local partners to combat drug dealers, but it needs the support of the justice system, imposing strong deterrent sentences to ensure zero tolerance of drug gangs, particularly during the coronavirus crisis. What steps is my right hon. Friend taking to ensure that the Home Office and the Ministry of Justice are working together to pursue a zero-tolerance policy for drug gangs?