Government modernisation
Risk assessment & management
Codes of Practise
United Nations
World Health Organisation



Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 [1971]
Government: Tackling drugs to build a better Britain [1998]
Government: Updated Drug Strategy 2002 [2002]
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: The classification of cannabis under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 [2002]
Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs: Hidden Harm - Responding to the needs of children of problem drug users [2003]
Home Affairs Select Committee Third Report: The Government's Drugs Policy - Is it working? [2002]
Government reply to HASC Third Report [2002]
Select Committee on Science & Technology Ninth Report: Cannabis - the scientific and medical evidence [1998]
Select Committee on Science and Technology Second Report: Therapeutic uses of cannabis [2001]
Police Foundation’s Runciman Report: Independent Inquiry into the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971
Government reply to Runciman Report
Department of Health: Dangerousness of Drugs [2001]
Department for Education & Skills: Drugs - Guidance for schools [2004]
Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology: Common Illegal Drugs & their Effects [1996]
Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology: Cannabis Update [1998]
Home Office, Drugs Prevention Advisory Service: Let’s Get Real – communicating with the public about drugs [2001]
Audit Commission: Changing Habits [2002]
Strategy Unit: Addictive Behaviour Review & Summary [2002]
Department of Health: Why do Young People Take Drugs? [2001]
Office of National Statistics: Tobacco, alcohol and drug use and mental health [2002]
HM Treasury: Spending Review 2000, Cross-Departmental Review of Illegal Drugs [2000]
Prof Nutt & Dr Nash: Cannabis – an Update 1999 – 2002 [2002]
Parliamentary Debate on Cannabis Reclassification [2003]
Transport Research Laboratory: The influence of cannabis and alcohol on driving [2002]
Department for Transport: Cannabis and Driving [2004]
Scientific Committee on Tobacco and Health: First Report [1998]
Scientific Committee on Tobacco and Health: Second Report [2001]
Select Committee on Health: The Tobacco Industry and the Health Risks of Smoking [2000]
Department of Health: Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy for England [2004]
Food Standards Agency’s Committee On Toxicology of Chemicals in Food: Caffeine Factsheet [2002]


Government Modernisation:

Modernising Government White Paper [1999]
Centre for Management and Policy Studies: Better Policy Making [2001]
National Audit Office: Modern Policy Making [2001]
Office of Public Services Reform: Reforming Our Public Services [2002]
Cabinet Office Strategic Policy Making Team: Professional Policy Making [1999]
HM Treasury: The Green Book - appraisal and evaluation in central government [2003]
Better Regulation Task Force: Principles of Good Regulation [2000, 2003]
Better Regulation Task Force: Licensing Legislation [1998]
Better Regulation Task Force: Anti-discrimination Legislation [1999]
Better Regulation Task Force: Imaginative thinking for better regulation [2003]
Strategy Unit: Strategy Survival Guide [2004]
Cabinet Office: Enforcement Concordat [1998]



Cabinet Office/HM Treasury: Principles of Managing Risks to the Public [2003]
HM Treasury: consultation draft Managing risks to the public: appraisal guidance [2004]
HM Treasury: The Orange Book - Management of Risk, a strategic overview [2001]
Strategy Unit: Risk: Improving Government’s capability to handle risk and uncertainty [2002]
Interdepartmental Liaison Group on Risk Assessment: Risk Communication [1999]
Home Office: Risk Assessment Framework
Risk Management Assessment Framework: A tool for Departments [2004]
UK Resilience: Communicating Risk [2003]
Health & Safety Executive: Reducing Risk, Protecting People [2001]
Health & Safety Executive: Impact of Social Amplification of Risk on Risk Communication [2001]
Health & Safety Executive & Prof Adams: Taking account of societal concerns about risk [2002]
Food Standards Agency: Measuring food risk management against Phillips’ lessons [2002]
Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology: Safety in Numbers [1996]
Department of Health: Communicating about risks to public health [1999]
Civil Service: Risk [2001]
Prof John Adams: Risky Business [2000]
National Consumer Council: Running Risks [2002]



Saving Lives: Our Healthier Nation White Paper [1999]
Health Advisory Service: The Substance of Young Needs review 2001 [2001]
Reducing Health Inequalities – 2002 Cross Cutting Review [2002]
Derek Wanless: Securing Our Future Health: Taking a Long-term View [2002]
Derek Wanless: Securing Good Health for the Whole Population [2004]
Strategy Unit: Personal responsibility and changing behaviour [2004]


Codes of Practise:

Code of Practise on Access to Government Information
Freedom of Information Act
House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee: Science and Society [2000]
The House of Commons Select Committee on Science and Technology: The Scientific Advisory System [2001]
Code of Practise for Scientific Committees
Office of Science and Technology: ACMD and Code of Practise
Guidelines 2000: scientific and policy making [2000]
David King: Implementation of Guidelines 2000 [2001]
Guidance for reviewing NDPBs [2003]
Quangos: Opening the doors [1998]
Committee on Standards in Public Life
Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration


United Nations:

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


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]


European Union:

Action Plan to Combat Drugs 2000 - 2004 [2000]



Welsh Assembly: Tackling Substance Misuse in Wales [2000]
NHS Wales: Health, Social Care and Well-being Strategies Guidance [2003]