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03/12/01
'Happy' Council Plan Ecstasy Tests
- Amsterdam-style purity checks could be introduced in clubs

LONDON clubs could soon be gearing up to introduce purity tests for ecstasy pills, under proposals put before by Camden Council.

Camden Councillor's Labour leader Jane Roberts, who favours the decriminalisation of ecstasy, said she would consider the idea of offering facilities inside clubs to test the purity of the drug.

"We're very happy to look at new ways of doing things and I think that is something we would consider very carefully," Roberts said.

Roberts insisted, however, that the priority was to crack down on Cocaine and Heroin users. "The targeting of intervention should be on heroin and crack cocaine. We've got numbers of clubs where ecstasy is taken and used. It doesn't cause mass community disorder, certainly not."

Camden council controls several major clubs including Bagley's, The Cross and Camden Palace.




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