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Home Affairs Committee's Drugs Report: Angelus Foundation Says the Prime Minister Should Not Have Rejected a Royal Commission
Date:12/10/2012

LONDON, December 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

The Angelus Foundation today welcomed the Home Affairs Committee's (HAC) report but condemned the Government for rejecting a Royal Commission and also not recognising the vital role of drugs education and prevention.

The Prime Minister said today he has rejected a Royal Commission because it would be "very, very long-term" even though the HAC report set a time limit of 2015 for its completion.

Angelus does not support legalisation. Para 128 of HAC report includes Angelus's evidence to the committee, "The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 has not shown it can be used to reduce prevalence of the new drugs-it should be fully reviewed." A Royal Commission would be highly effective way of carrying through a review of drug law.

The PM also said, "Drugs use is coming down, the emphasis on treatment is absolutely right, and we need to continue with that to make sure we can really make a difference. Also, we need to do more to keep drugs out of our prisons. These are the government's priorities…" The list of the priorities did not include education or prevention.

The Home Affairs Select Committee report 'Breaking the Cycle' highlighted the worrying trend of young people taking many legal highs with no knowledge of their risks. Last year, there were 49 new drugs discovered (EMCDDA* figures) which was a record; this year the total could be as high as 70. At the same time, the Department of Education has cut its budget for drugs education by 80 percent.

The founder of Angelus, Maryon Stewart, said, "It is hard to believe that, at a time when young people have never been more vulnerable to a whole wave of legal highs, the Prime Minister is turning his back on a Royal Commission. There is an urgent need to pool the wisdom on drugs and work to find a solution. If the PM thinks a Royal Commission would take too long, then he should propose a faster alternati
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