According to the UK Labour Party website the Labour Party will try to achieve the following if they retain power at the 2010 general election:

Gordon Brown has launched a new ten-year drug strategy which aims to provide a “comprehensive approach” to tackling drug problems.

At a Downing Street event the Prime Minister was joined by Jacqui Smith MP, Labour’s Home Secretary, along with drugs treatment workers to discuss the new strategy.

The strategy – ‘Drugs: protecting families and communities’ – includes plans to:

• Give police new powers to seize the assets of drug dealers to demonstrate that crime doesn’t pay

• Place a greater responsibility on drug users on benefits to get treatment and back in to work

• Increase the use of community sentences with a rehabilitation requirement

• Strengthen and extend international agreements to combat the flow of drugs to the UK

• Get drug-using families into treatment more quickly

• Develop support for drug treatment so that those who quit drugs are offered training and support in getting work and re-establishing their lives

Gordon Brown said that investment of almost £1 billion a year will be used to implement the key aims of the strategy: cutting drug-related crime; reducing the risk of drug use by young people; and enabling more drug users to rehabilitate and contribute to society.

I would be interested to hear both positive and negative views on UK Labour Party’s Drugs Protecting Families and Communities policies in the comments below?