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Class A Drugs

Volume 490: debated on Monday 23 March 2009

10. To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department is taking to reduce the supply of Class A drugs. (264804)

The importation of drugs is targeted through strengthened border controls, international co-operation, intelligence from a network of overseas liaison officers, and the use of detection technology.

Within the UK, intelligence gathering, the use of new powers such as crack house closure orders, and the seizure of the assets of drug dealers are all used to reduce the supply of drugs.