HC Deb 11 November 1999 vol 337 c826W
Mr. Fearn

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if she will instruct the Anti-drugs Co-ordinator to include within the remit of the drugs action teams the problem of drugs and driving. [98116]

Marjorie Mowlam

The issue of drugs and driving is predominantly a matter for the police, who have powers to deal with drivers who are impaired through the effects of drugs under existing road traffic legislation. Drug Action Team (DAT) membership includes chief officers of agencies—including the police—which have responsibility for tackling all aspects of the drug problem, and as such this issue is already covered by DATs.