Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Heroin consumption rooms not ruled out by Tory party

According to a report in the Daily Telegraph of 24 May 2006 the Conservative party has tentatively accepted proposals to allow heroin users special consumption rooms where they may legally inject themselves. The shadow home affairs minister Edward Garnier hasn't ruled out recommendations from an independent group which said such rooms would improve the health of users and reduce the risk of overdose.
Although not mentioned in the above link the "independent group" is likely to be the "Independent Working Group" set up and funded by the Joseph Rowntree Commission and published on the 23 May 2006, as per the following link,

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