HC Deb 27 October 1998 vol 318 c145W
Mr. Paul Marsden

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on progress made by his Department's special representative on international drugs issues in reducing the supply of drugs to Britain. [54289]

Mr. Tony Lloyd

The Special Representative identified the source and transit countries which pose the greatest threat to this country and has focused our international anti-drugs effort where it has the greatest impact on supply to the UK. A recent example of such targeted spending was announced by my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary in Bulgaria on 20 October: we are providing a package of training worth £37,500 to help the Bulgarian law enforcement agencies to develop their anti-narcotics capabilities. In the financial year 1998–99 we expect to spend about £6 million on anti-drugs projects.

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