Drugs Bill could be dropped

    MPs and campaigners have warned that the Drugs Bill could be
    lost in the run-up to the general election, writes
    Maria Ahmed.

    Dr Brian Iddon, chair of the all-party parliamentary group on
    drug misuse, predicted it would not be “at the top” of
    the government’s agenda.

    He said that parts of the bill may be incorporated into other
    Home Office policies following the election.

    The charity Drugscope said the bill, which is due for a second
    reading in the Lords next month, had “served its
    purpose” as an “electioneering tool”.

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