Drugs: Misuse

Home Office written question – answered on 11th October 2017.

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Photo of Mary Glindon Mary Glindon Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Farming and Rural Communities)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department plans to (a) include harm reduction within the remit of the Recovery Champion and (b) appoint a bespoke harm reduction champion as part of the Government's new drugs strategy.

Photo of Sarah Newton Sarah Newton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The Recovery Champion will provide a national leadership role around key aspects of the recovery agenda that support sustained recovery, in partnership with Public Health England. This will include looking at the support provided to those in recovery by public employment services, housing services, criminal justice agencies and mental health services.

There are no plans to appoint a bespoke harm reduction champion.

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