HC Deb 24 May 1971 vol 818 cc29-30W
77. Mr. John Hall

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs to what extent Her Majesty's Government have already taken, or are proposing to take, action on the lines suggested by the resolution adopted unanimously by the Inter-Parliamentary Council at its 108th session in Caracas in April on the problem of international drug traffic, a copy of which has been sent to him; particularly, what action has been taken to implement the decisions of the United Nations Commission on narcotic drugs; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Kershaw

The terms of the Council's resolution are acceptable to the Government with one reservation. The high priority given to the subject of drug misuse and trafficking in this country will be demonstrated by the passage this Session of the Misuse of Drugs Bill. The Bill will enable new initiatives to be taken on the lines suggested by the Inter-Parliamentary Council. All the decisions so far taken by the Commission on Narcotic Drugs have been implemented by the Government.