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Schools: Drugs

Volume 462: debated on Thursday 28 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps he is taking to improve drugs education in schools. (146107)

The Department's guidance, “Drugs: Guidance for Schools (DfES 2004)” outlines schools’ responsibilities in this area and the issues to be covered in drug education across all of the four key stages, Ofsted tells us that the standard of drug education continues to improve.

However, the Government will continue their fight against drugs and intend to consult later this year on proposals for a new drug strategy to be introduced from 2008. Education will be considered as a fundamental part of this wider process.