HC Deb 10 February 1967 vol 740 c391W
Mr. Russell Johnston

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware of two recent court cases in Inverness involving drugs; and what steps his Department is taking to tackle the problem of drug taking and drug distribution in Scotland.

Mr. Ross

I am aware of one recent conviction in Inverness Sheriff Court for an offence under the Drugs (Prevention of Misuse) Act, 1964; and I understand that proceedings are being taken in two other cases. My right hon. Friend the Home Secretary is primarily responsible for measures to prevent the misuse of drugs and to control the distribution of dangerous drugs; and I am associated with him in the action which is now being taken to review the working of the Drugs (Prevention of Misuse) Act, 1964 and to implement the principal recommendations of the Brain Committee.