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Scottish Drugs Enforcement Agency

Volume 406: debated on Thursday 12 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he last met the Scottish Drugs Enforcement Agency. [118336]

The Secretary of State for the Home Department has an overarching role in monitoring progress against the UK drug strategy, taking account of the distinctive substance misuse strategies in the other countries of the UK. The Scottish Executive is responsible for setting the direction of the drug strategy in Scotland and monitoring its progress.The Scottish Drugs Enforcement Agency (SDEA) maintains regular contact with officials in the Home Office and other relevant Whitehall Departments.