HC Deb 06 March 2001 vol 364 cc195-6W
10. Mr. Dalyell

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to her answer of 30 January 2001,Official Report, column 155W, on anti-drugs strategy, if she will make a statement on the progress made with matters raised in her meetings with the First Minister. [150744]

Mr. Foulkes

Progress has been made on a range of topics in my right hon. Friend's meetings with the First Minister.

Effective co-operation between the Government and the Scottish Executive is vital to tackle the scourge of illegal drugs. Quarterly meetings of the relevant Ministers with the UK Anti-Drugs Co-ordinator now take place, most recently on 19 February in Edinburgh, to review progress within the framework of objectives and priorities set out in the White Paper "Tackling Drugs to build a Better Britain" and the Scottish Executive's report "Tackling Drugs in Scotland: Action in Partnership".

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