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Volume 113: debated on Monday 30 March 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what priority his Department gives to tackling drug manufacture and abuse in developing countries as part of their overall strategy for development.

We recognise the importance of countries taking measures against drug manufacture and abuse as part of their development strategy, and we are ready to assist where appropriate, as for example in the Caribbean and Pakistan. I would refer the hon. Member to the recent report on drugs and development produced by the development assistance committee of the OECD, a copy of which I have placed in the Library.