Review of drug law is under way

A REVIEW of the island’s drug and alcohol strategy, judging its performance against investment, will be presented to the States in 2014, the Home Department has said.

A REVIEW of the island’s drug and alcohol strategy, judging its performance against investment, will be presented to the States in 2014, the Home Department has said.

It follows recent calls in the UK by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg for a Royal Commission to conduct a full review of Britain’s drug laws, although Prime Minister David Cameron has called the suggestion unnecessary.

Guernsey has at times been praised for its tough stance on drugs and drug offences.

Home Department chief officer Paul Whitfield, pictured,  said work on reviewing that strategy was already under way.

‘Recommendations for the new Drug & Alcohol Strategy 2015 and beyond will in part be evidenced based on current outcomes and that which include a fully independent Drug & Alcohol Needs Analysis Review on treatments and recovery provided in the Bailiwick,’ he said.

Comments for: "Review of drug law is under way"

Pete

Paul Whitfield looks like he has been doing some testing....hope he is being strict....no bad imports here please.

bob

ahahaha, are you kidding?! praised? for over crowding the prison by chucking in people for small amounts of personal drugs?! pathetic, not a clue.

Peter

Think how much could be saved by legalising drugs and how much could be made by taxing them and selling licences to punters.

Peter Tosh

The Island' drug strategy is not working. Drugs are plentiful and reasonably cheap.

On the other hand I do find booze a bit pricey.

Black market duty free fags do help to keep the cost of a smoko within budget

Strategy report thus concluded in a reasonable time frame at no cost to the tax payer.