To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of the eight recommendations on drug policy made by the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner in his recent report, Reducing Crime and Preventing Harm, and if she will make a statement.
26 March 2018
The Government welcomes the focus the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner places on drugs in his report Reducing Crime and Preventing Harm. In our 2017 Drug Strategy, we set out a balanced approach to tackle the illicit drug trade, protect the most vulnerable and help those with a drug dependency to full recovery. In most parts, the local approach outlined in the Police and Crime Commissioner’s report aligns with the Government’s vision.
Officials from the Home Office have met the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner to discuss the recommendations from his report. They will continue to observe the development and impact of this work with interest.