§ Mrs. Renée Short
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how he proposes to monitor the use of the £2 million he has made available to develop services for drug users; what standards he has laid down; and what discussions he has had with the British Medical Association about assessment, treatment and prescribing policies for drug addicts.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
Guidelines are being prepared on the objectives of the grants scheme, the range of projects for which grants would be available, and arrangements for their evaluation. We hope to issue them early in the new year.
A conference on the role of doctors in the treatment of drug misuse has been arranged for 28 January. The British Medical Association and other interested medical organisations have been invited to send representatives.