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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