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Cash Injection

It is obvious to us all that there is a serious shortage of funds for maintaining and improving our dismal infrastructure. Around £20bn a year can be made available by altering the government's drug control and treatment strategy.
The Home Office's current consultation of the issue asserts that that the social and economic cost with regard to Class A drugs is £15.4bn a year, which is totally disproportionate. The economic and social costs associated with Class B and C drugs is not available but is likely to be similarly high.

These costs include the marginal costs incurred by the MOD in policing the seas and trying to suppress growth.

I suggest that making drugs legitimate for over-the-counter purchase or supply on prescription would release an enormous sum annually for our infrastructure and at the same time release a third of our prison cells.

Perhaps civil engineers can make their opinions known, if possible by giving any evidence they have to call upon to the Home Office consultation.

GODFREY ACKERS, 75 OCEAN COURT, RICHMOND WALK, PLYMOUTH, PL1 4QA

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