Blair pledges more anti-drug measures

The prime minister has promised the government will take a new
approach to law and order on the back of the “success” of the
antisocial behaviour legislation.

Speaking at the Labour Party conference in Brighton Tony Blair said
there would be “a radical extension of compulsory drug testing for
offenders, a doubling of investment in drug treatments and summary
powers to deal with the drug dealers and violence with binge

By the end of the next Parliament all communities would have their
own dedicated policing team and have a say on how local areas were
policed, Blair said.

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