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Review of drug law is under way

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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.

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