HC Deb 08 July 2002 vol 388 cc752-3W
Mrs. Spelman

To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his oral statement of 1 July on the G8 summit, what the detailed steps were that were discussed at the G8 summit to combat poppy growing in Afghanistan. [66836]

The Prime Minister

The G8 discussed the UK's Anti-narcotics Strategy Paper and Action Plans for Afghanistan which concentrates on four key areas to combat poppy growing: law enforcement, provision of alternative livelihoods, institution building and demand reduction. Agreement was reached that the G8 would step up efforts to assist the Afghan Government in combating this menace in order to eradicate opium production in Afghanistan.

A copy of the Strategy Paper and Action Plans will be placed in the House of Commons Library.