Drugs: Festivals and Special Occasions

Home Office written question – answered on 22nd June 2018.

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Photo of Jeff Smith Jeff Smith Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which (a) organisations and (b) individuals his Department has held discussions with on the consumption of illegal drugs at UK music festivals since April 2018.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, Minister for Women

Home Office officials are in regular contact with the National Policing Lead regarding the consumption of illegal drugs at UK music festivals.

No illegal drug-taking can be assumed to be safe and there is no safe way to take them.

While operational decisions are a matter for Chief Constables, the Government and the public expect the police to enforce the law.

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