§ Miss Melanie Johnson
The second Brain Committee Report dates back to 1965, when the nature of drug use, both in the numbers misusing drugs and the types of 833W drugs being taken were very different from today. Since then a number of reports into drug misuse have been written, particularly the Home Affairs Select Committee Third Report on the Government's Drugs Policy "Is it Working". A large number of the recommendations in this report have be accepted and used to inform the development of the Government's current policy. Therefore, we do not believe that an assessment of the recommendations in the Brain Report would be appropriate.