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Drugs debate urged by MPs

David Cameron will today be urged by MPs to start a wide-ranging public debate on drug policy - including the possibility of legalisation.

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Government 'open to new ways of thinking' about drugs

Home Office Minister Jeremy Browne said the Government was "open to new ways of thinking" about the drugs debate.

"We are open-minded, we think it's a decent, thoughtful, balanced report. We will consider it carefully," he said to the BBC Radio 4 Today programme.

The Home Secretary has said she doesn't think the Royal Commission is the answer at this time, but we are open to new ideas and evidence-based research to carry on reducing the harm caused by drugs in this country.

– Home Office Minister Jeremy Browne

Pressed on whether the Government would hold a Royal Commission as suggested, Mr Browne said the Home Secretary did not think that was the right approach.

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