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Drugs

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 10 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans the Government have to commission research into the effect of changing the classification of illegal drugs on (a) levels of drugs misuse and (b) levels of drug-related harm. (154339)

The Government have no plans at this time to commission any research into the effect of changing the classification of illegal drugs on levels of drug misuse and/or levels of drug-related harm. The Government undertake several surveys to monitor levels of drug misuse and drug-related harm but these are predicated on the ABC classification system.