HC Deb 10 January 2000 vol 342 cc62-3W
Mr. Jim Cunningham

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what measures he has in place to address illegal drug addiction. [103243]

Yvette Cooper

[holding answer 21 December 1999]: Challenging targets for tackling drug misuse have been set by the United Kingdom Anti-Drugs Co-ordinator in his "First Annual Report and National Plan" published in April this year. These will help to achieve the objectives of the Government's 10-year drugs strategy "Tackling Drugs to Build a Better Britain". £70.5 million additional resources are being made available to health and local authorities over the next three years for drug treatment services. A further £18 million over three years will support drug prevention activity, particularly amongst young people.

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