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Drugs: Misuse

Question for Home Office

UIN 185074, tabled on 29 October 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department has appointed a (a) national recovery champion and (b) steering committee to oversee the implementation of the Government's Drug Strategy, published in July 2017.

Answered on

6 November 2018

The Government is committed to preventing drug use in our communities and supporting people through treatment and recovery and we expect to make an announcement about the Recovery Champion in due course.

We have established a Drug Strategy Board which includes representation from Government departments and wider partners who are critical to the successful delivery of the Strategy, including those in education, health, criminal justice, housing and employment. The Board is chaired by the Home Secretary and its purpose is to oversee and drive implementation of the commitments in the 2017 Drug Strategy. The Board has met twice since the Drug Strategy was published, the next meeting will take place in early November.

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