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Drugs: Misuse

Volume 506: debated on Monday 22 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Health by what mechanism the National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse liaises with the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs. (317555)

The secretariat of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD), working together with the Department, which sponsors the National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse (NTA), ensures that appropriate collaboration takes place between the ACMD and NTA on matters of mutual interest.

In addition, employees of the NTA have been or are ACMD members in a personal capacity. NTA staff have appeared before the Council as expert witnesses on particular drug misuse issues and the NTA has also attended public meetings of the ACMD, as a public stakeholder.