British Policy on Illegal Drugs

Lord Hylton

On 7 February I had an Oral Question in the House of Lords on departmental responsibility for drugs policy, and rehabilitation of drug users.

This can be found at cols 1594 – 1596 of Hansard.

While the Government response was on the lines of no change, they are keen to reduce the harm caused by drugs and to prevent people starting to use them.  All sides of the House joined in the Question.  The point of moving responsibility from the Home Office to the Department of Health is to make possible more major reforms, such as decriminalising illegal drugs and getting the supply removed from the hands of criminal groups.

3 comments for “British Policy on Illegal Drugs

  1. 01/03/2017 at 12:06 am

    It may seem irrelevant, a ‘red-herring’, even a ‘spanner in the works’,
    but since sugar “locks-in toxins” within the body,
    isn’t sugar also akin to being a harmful-drug ?

  2. maude elwes
    01/03/2017 at 11:02 am

    When the Lords pontificate about ‘illegal’ drugs and the damage to the young, the first place to look for and sniff out is the Commons or that other place, with its married, sex trafficking, drug runners kept to chair its committees.

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