Document summaries
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Drug law and Government Drugs Strategy:

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971
Government's 10 year strategy to tackle drugs [1998]
Government's Updated Drugs Strategy [2002]
Government's Tackling Drugs, Changing Lives [2004]
Government's Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy for England [2004]
Government's Tobacco White Paper: Smoking Kills [1998]

Improving drug regulations:

Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs: The classification of cannabis under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 [2002]
Home Affairs Select Committee Third Report: The Government's Drugs Policy - Is it working? and Government reply [2002]
Police Foundation’s Runciman Report: Independent Inquiry into the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and Government reply [2000]
Beckley Foundation/Strategy Unit: Alcohol & other recreational drugs [2003]

Drug use - causes & effects:

Department of Health: Dangerousness of Drugs [2001]
Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs: Drug misuse and the environment [1998]
Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs: Reducing Drug Related Deaths [2000]
Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs: Hidden Harm - Responding to the needs of children of problem drug users [2003]
Lords Select Committee on Science & Technology: Cannabis - the scientific and medical evidence [1998]
Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology: Therapeutic uses of cannabis + Government reply [2001]
Scientific Committee on Tobacco and Health: First Report [1998]
Scientific Committee on Tobacco and Health: Second Report + Government reply [2000]
Food Standards Agency’s Committee On Toxicology of Chemicals in Food: Caffeine Factsheet [2002]
Home Office Police Research Group: Tackling Rural Drugs Problems [1997]

Regulation & policy:

Better Regulation Task Force: Principles of Good Regulation [2003] & [2000]
Better Regulation Task Force: Imaginative thinking for better regulation [2003]
Centre for Management and Policy Studies: Better Policy Making [2001]
HM Treasury: The Green Book - appraisal and evaluation in central government [2003]
Strategy Unit: Strategy Survival Guide [2004]

Role of scientific advice in policy and regulation:

Code of Practise for Scientific Committees
Office of Science and Technology: Guidelines 2000: scientific advice and policy making [2000]
Office of Science and Technology: Implementation of Guidelines 2000 [2001]
The House of Commons Select Committee on Science and Technology Fourth report: The Scientific Advisory System [2001]
Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology (POST)


Cabinet Office/HM Treasury: Principles of Managing Risks to the Public [2003]
HM Treasury: Managing risks to the public - appraisal guidance, draft for consultation [2004]
HM Treasury: The Orange Book - Management of Risk, principles & concepts, draft [2004]
Strategy Unit: Risk: Improving Government’s capability to handle risk and uncertainty [2002]
Home Office: Risk Assessment Framework
UK Resilience: Communicating Risk [2003]
Department of Health: Communicating about risks to public health [1999]

Health - rights and responsibility:

Derek Wanless: Securing Good Health for the Whole Population [2004]
Strategy Unit: Personal responsibility and changing behaviour [2004]
Government: Choosing Health White Paper [2004]
Government: Saving Lives - Our Healthier Nation White Paper [1999]
Department of Health: Wanless report Securing Our Future Health - taking a long-term view [2002]


Department for Education & Skills: Drugs - Guidance for schools [2004]
Personal and Social Health Education (PSHE) - Knowledge, skills & understanding
PSHE Citizenship Key stage 1 and 2: Decision making & informed choice

Other (UK):

Freedom of Information Act

European Union:

Action Plan to Combat Drugs 2000 - 2004 [2000]
Mandelkern report: Better Regulation [2001]

World Health Organisation:

World Health Organisation: A Comparative Appraisal of the Health and Psychological Consequences of Alcohol, Cannabis, Nicotine and Opiate Use [1995]
World Health Organisation: Cannabis: A Health Perspective and Research Agenda [1997]
World Health Organisation: What do people think they know about substance dependence? myths & facts for policy makers [2001]
World Health Organisation: The Global Burden [2004]

United Nations:

United Nations: A participatory handbook for youth drug abuse prevention programmes [2002]

Other (Global):