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Drugs: Organised Crime

Question for Home Office

UIN 123439, tabled on 17 January 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to issue further guidance on tackling county lines exploitation; and when that guidance will be shared (a) across Government, (b) with the police, (c) the National Crime Agency, (d) local authorities and (e) voluntary sector partners.

Answered on

24 January 2018

In July last year we published guidance on county lines for frontline
practitioners to help them identify and respond to county lines exploitation. This guidance has been well received by a wide range of partners including the police, local authorities, and voluntary and community sector organisations.

More widely, the National Working Group on County Lines is driving delivery of a programme to tackle the issue of county lines and we will outline further measures in our forthcoming serious violence strategy which will be published in due course.

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