I detect that attitudes towards drugs policy are starting to move, both at the international and the national level. The Home Affairs Committee in the House of Commons announced last year that it was undertaking an inquiry and invited submissions. It has now started taking evidence and has heard from Sir Richard Branson, who serves on the Global Commission on Drugs Policy, who has suggested that responsibility for drugs policy should be taken from the Home Office and treated instead as a health issue, a view I share. The responses from the Home Office minister, Baroness Neville-Jones, to my debate last year in the Lords suggested that there was no movement on the part of the Department – something apparent from more recent responses to written questions – leaving it out on a limb, certainly in that debate. I have no doubt that the Department of Health would be much better placed to adopt a more considered, and evidence-based, approach.