Havant MP asks for police to be given powers to tackle legal highs

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AN MP has asked for assurances that police and councils will be given sufficient powers to clamp down on so-called legal highs.

Havant MP Alan Mak asked the question in the House of Commons.

He said: ‘Crime in my constituency is down, but the sale of so-called legal highs remains a cause of great concern.’

Mike Penning, minister of state for the Home Office, said the substances are a ‘menace to our society’ and was pleased there was cross-party support for the psychoactive substances bill which will ban the substances.