- The creation of the recently elected police and crime commissioners could lead to significant local variations in the approach to drugs, MPs have warned.
- This could result in a "geographical displacement" of the drugs trade within the UK, they say.
- MPs also say that more needed to be done to tackle the widespread availability of drugs in prisons - including mandatory searches of prisoners when they enter and leave jail
- Successful treatments such as residential rehabilitation and the methadone substitute, buprenorphine, should also be made more widely available, they add.
More top news
Adele has said she may never tour again after saying she was "not good" at it and she feels "vulnerable" on stage.
British Cycling's Dr Freeman has told MPs that the controversial jiffy bag delivered to him in France contained only a common decongestant
Local roads in England and Wales are so potholed that they resemble "Swiss cheese" and one in six will not be fit for purpose in five years.