Increase in club drug use in London (iii)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-03-19
Session date: 
March 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/1687
Question By: 
Steve O'Connell
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Will the Mayor examine Westminster Council's report on the problem which could provide a useful starting point in looking at the reconfiguration of public health services to deal with the club drug problem?

Answer

Answer for Increase in club drug use in London (iii)

Answer for Increase in club drug use in London (iii)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The report by Westminster Council on the impact of 'party drugs' is an important and welcome contribution to the evidence base on this issue and also highlights some of the interventions which can reduce the harm caused.  GLA staff have been working with several of the agencies mentioned in the report to help address specific issues and are exploring how we and other partners, such as  Public Health England and the London Drug and Alcohol Policy Forum, can help increase awareness and disseminate best practice.