Home office minister Norman Baker revealed he would be launching a review into the drugs, with a including Government drug tsar Professor Les Iversen.
I am determined to clamp down on the reckless trade in so-called 'legal highs', which, as this report shows, has tragically claimed the lives of far too many people in our country.
We have already banned hundreds of these drugs and our Forensic Early Warning System allows us to closely monitor their availability so we can disrupt their supply.
I can today announce the membership of an expert-led review to look into how our current arrangements can be better tailored to help protect public health and further tighten the supply of such substances.
– Home Office minister Norman Baker
The review is expected to be completed by spring this year.
Domestic violence victims are increasingly likely to be at risk of having their children being taken into care, according to Family Rights Group.
The charity also claims that victims are being failed as services to help women escape violent partners are being cut.
Crime Prevention Minister Norman Baker told the Guardian: "The Government is not cutting funding for domestic violence services. On the contrary, we have ring-fenced nearly £40 million to provide support for victims to escape abusive situations."