- 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.
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