Drugs: Misuse

Department of Health written question – answered on 10th October 2017.

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Photo of Ronnie Cowan Ronnie Cowan Scottish National Party, Inverclyde

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions his Department has had with the Ministry of Justice on making drugs policy a responsibility of his Department.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

As set out in the 2017 Drugs Strategy, the complexity and pervasiveness of drug misuse and the harms it causes means that no one department can tackle it alone. The Home Office remains the lead department for policy on drugs and implementation of the Strategy working closely with the Department of Health, Ministry of Justice and other interested Government Departments and agencies, and there are no plans to change this.

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