HC Deb 25 June 1998 vol 314 c585W
Mr. Maclean

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what initiatives his Department will take to promote the U.N. International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on 26 June. [47206]

Ms Jowell

The Department will not be taking any specific initiatives to promote United Nations International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. We are committed to the United Nations drug control programme and the Government were key participants in the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on the world drug problem from 8–10 June. This included a statement by my right hon. Friend, the Deputy Prime Minister on behalf of the European Union. In addition, the Government will be involved in promoting European Drug Prevention Week from 16–22 November this year. Drugs issues will remain the focus of sustained action at all levels as our new ten year drug strategy begins to be implemented.