Should national drugs policies be harmonised?

07 December 2011

Lord Henley, the Minister of State for Crime Prevention, faced questions from the House of Lords EU Sub-Committee on Home Affairs as part of its inquiry into the EUs drugs strategy.


The committee asked the Minister how the current strategy is performing in terms of reducing the supply and demand of drugs and whether the EU's strategy has added value to the UKs own efforts.

Answers were also be sought to questions including whether stronger controls are needed in areas such as drug trafficking and money laundering, whether the global drug problem is a crime issue or health issue, and what measures are in place to make sure that European supply initiatives do not contravene international human rights laws.

The evidence session was held at 11am on Wednesday 7 December in Committee Room 3 of the House of Lords.

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