§ 24. Mr. Watson
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will establish a full public inquiry into drugs-related deaths in Glasgow.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
No. A conjoined fatal accident inquiry was held into four of these deaths on 1 and 2 November. To enable consideration to be given to the wider policy issues, the Crown Office has made available to the Scottish Office information collected by the procurator fiscal about these four and other similar deaths during the past two years. This information is being studied by the drugs task force under the chairmanship of my noble and learned Friend the Minister of State which is currently reviewing policies to tackle drug misuse in Scotland.