Cocaine Capital of Europe

MQT on 2016-06-22
Session date: 
June 22, 2016
Question By: 
Shaun Bailey
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


An official study of drug concentrations in sewage has revealed that London is the cocaine capital of Europe for the second year running. What steps do you propose to take to highlight the risks associated with illegal substances?


Answer for Cocaine Capital of Europe

Answer for Cocaine Capital of Europe

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am aware of this report from the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction.  Cocaine is a significant problem in London and I will be considering how we support the work of Public Health England, the Mayors Office for Policing and Crime, London boroughs, the Metropolitan Police Service and the voluntary sector to highlight the harms it causes.