HC Deb 24 February 1999 vol 326 c311W
Mr. Maclean

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the(a) initiatives taken and (b) advice received from the Anti-Drugs Co-ordinator over the last 12 months. [72699]

Mr. George Howarth

The United Kingdom Anti-Drugs Co-ordinator and his Deputy report to the Cabinet Sub-Committee on Drug Misuse, chaired by my right hon. Friend the Minister for the Cabinet Office. The role of the Co-ordinator is to provide day-to-day leadership and focus on implementing and developing the Government's drugs strategy, published in April 1998, for which £217 million of new money has been provided for the next three years. The Co-ordinator will produce his first annual report and a national plan in the spring.

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