§ 34. Dr. Ladyman
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made by Her Majesty's Government on tackling the international drugs trade. 
§ Mr. Battle
UK counter-drugs activity overseas aims to reduce the availability of Class A drugs in the UK. Progress, achieved through co-ordinated inter-Departmental activity on agreed priorities, is being seen in increased seizures of heroin and cocaine en route to the UK/EU, and increased disruption of the criminal groups involved in trafficking. The UK is also active in international forums aimed at strengthening the global framework for tackling the illicit drugs trade, including in the UN and G8. In the financial year 1999–2000 my Department spent £6.7 million on anti-drugs projects overseas.