HC Deb 08 November 1999 vol 337 c418W
Mrs. Curtis-Thomas

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what range of national initiatives Her Majesty's Government have employed to reduce drug-related crime since 1997.A [94523]

Mr. Charles Clarke

[pursuant to his reply, 19 October 1999, c.436]: One of the four Key Aims of the Government's drugs strategy is to protect communities from drug related crime. National initiatives introduced since 1997 include the piloting of the new Drug Treatment and Testing Order, for which around £60 million has been earmarked for national roll-out from next year; the Prison Service has been given £76 million over the next three years for tackling drug misuse in prisons, of which in the region of £60 million has been allocated to drug treatment programmes, and up to £20 million over the next three years is being made available to assist in the development of arrest referral schemes to get drug misusing offenders into treatment.

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