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Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at 11:55 am on 16th June 1999.

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Photo of Keith Raffan Keith Raffan Liberal Democrat 11:55 am, 16th June 1999

I have lodged a motion, which I hope will gain support from all parties, on that specific point of the need for more resources for drug treatment, aftercare and rehabilitation. Of the £1.4 billion United Kingdom budget to tackle drug abuse, three quarters is spent on the courts and detection. We need to redress the balance and spend more on treatment and education.