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Criminal Justice and Courts Bill — Committee (3rd Day) (23 July 2014)

The Earl of Listowel: .... Her inquest has not yet taken place but we know that she was discovered dead in a garden in December 2013, after being arrested and held in a police cell for three days. Kesia was arrested for possession of cannabis and criminal damage. She was kept in custody at Ashton police station over the weekend before being sent to Tameside magistrates’ court on the Monday morning. She was...

Public Bill Committee: Modern Slavery Bill: Examination of Witnesses (21 July 2014)

...they have been kept in domestic servitude or sexual exploitation, but they are not able to explain who brought them to that house, and therefore no prosecution happens. Many of the children we hear about who are kept in cannabis cultivation houses actually escape from the first house. Somewhere along the line they fall back into exploitation, but the only person they come across is the...

Written Answers — Home Department: Cannabis (17 July 2014)

David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department is taking to reduce the number of cannabis factories across the UK.

Criminal Justice and Courts Bill — Committee (1st Day) (14 July 2014)

Lord Patel of Bradford: ...the situation in prisons. Mandatory drug testing was introduced to test prisoners for heroin in particular. However, following the introduction of mandatory drug testing, many prisoners who had been using cannabis, which stayed in the system for longer, started to use heroin, which stayed in the system for a shorter time. We got over that problem through introducing into the prison estate...

Written Answers — Home Department: Cannabis (9 July 2014)

David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cannabis factories have been discovered and abolished in the last three years.

Modern Slavery Bill (8 July 2014) See 7 other results from this debate

Michael Connarty: ...Yarl’s Wood.” It was only when POPPY met that young woman that her life of exploitation could be pieced together and she could be rescued. She is now in college in London. The police should not treat people who are trafficked as criminals, and that also applies to Scotland. It is one of those coincidences, but I had a cannabis factory in the house next door until about nine...

Serious Crime Bill [HL] — Committee (2nd Day) (8 July 2014)

Baroness Hamwee: .... The Local Government Association has been in touch with me, as it will have been with other noble Lords, about the position of local authorities as not only housing providers but social landlords. One might well think of examples such as cannabis factories that could fall within this clause. If you let a house to a drug-dealing organisation, what precautions do you have to take to ensure...

Written Answers — Health: Strokes (7 July 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Crispin Blunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will request that the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence examines the use of Sativex or other appropriate cannabis derivatives for treatment of spasticity due to stroke.

Legal Highs — [Mr Christopher Chope in the Chair] (1 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

John Woodcock: ...that the issue is difficult for all our communities, as well as for policy makers, but look at Amsterdam, which has gone down the legalisation route for some drugs. Legalising or semi-legalising cannabis—or whatever its status is—has brought with it hard drug problems, making them far more available in that city. The Minister has said that he is considering regulating head...

Written Answers — Health: Cannabis (30 June 2014)

Zac Goldsmith: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many applications have been made to the (a) National Institute for Health Research and (b) Medical Research Council for funding to research medicinal cannabis products since 2010; and how many such applications have been accepted.

Serious Crime Bill [HL] — Second Reading (16 June 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Meacher: ...three people. Let us suppose that a 14 year-old has become a problem drug user, and in order to afford the drugs he needs to feed his dependency he and a couple of friends, also drug dependants, agree to sell some cannabis to their school mates on behalf of a thoroughly undesirable gang in the neighbourhood. Clearly the situation needs to be dealt with firmly—I do not doubt...

Bill Presented — Modern Slavery Bill: Home Affairs (10 June 2014)

Robert Buckland: ...through many different member states of the EU and further beyond, and who were now in effect the prisoners of those who had brought them here, press-ganged into work as gardeners looking after cannabis or other crops, or press-ganged into prostitution and other crimes. These people were treated as defendants; it is clear that they are as much the victims of the crimes of their gangmasters...

Queen’s Speech — Debate (3rd Day) (Continued) (9 June 2014)

Lord McColl of Dulwich: ...noble and learned Baroness, Lady Butler-Sloss, and my noble friend Lord Carlile. I welcome the news that victims who are compelled to commit crimes by their traffickers—for instance, those who are forced to tend cannabis plants—will be protected from prosecution. I am pleased that our legal system will now recognise that these people, many of them teenagers, have not freely...

Queen’s Speech — Debate (3rd Day) (9 June 2014)

Lord Patel of Bradford: ...own life. His father found him dead and a police charge sheet at his feet. Two days earlier, he was held in a police cell overnight on suspicion of drunk-driving. In 2011, 17 year-old Edward Thornber was caught with 50p-worth of cannabis. Distraught at the thought of life with a criminal record, he hanged himself. These children were treated as adults in police custody and were not...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Forensic Science Northern Ireland: Vacancies (19 May 2014)

David Ford: ...are under way to improve the delivery of Forensic Science services and, in particular, to speed things up.  They include the greater use of live links, the introduction of a rapid analysis scheme for cannabis and a new streamlined process for other drugs.  Significant work is being undertaken on the issue of speeding up.

Criminal Justice and Courts Bill (Programme) No. 2: New Clause 14 — Offences committed by disqualified drivers (12 May 2014)

Julian Huppert: ...issue to ensure that its proposals will make a difference. The campaign has had some 12,000 signatures, so we need some action in response. Some of the cases are astonishing. In one case, a gentleman had been drinking and smoking cannabis and then was speeding, with his girlfriend riding pillion, and crashed and killed a pedestrian. He had 45 previous traffic offences but apparently there...

Business of the House (8 May 2014)

Angela Eagle: ...a mixture of Karl Marx and Hugo Chávez, the UK Independence party has been hiring eastern Europeans to deliver its anti-immigration leaflets, and the Deputy Prime Minister appears to have resorted to backing a report that calls for the legalisation of cannabis. I suppose mind-altering drugs are the only thing that might persuade people to vote for him. At his campaign launch on...

Immigration Bill (Money) (No. 2): Child trafficking guardians for all potential child victims of trafficking in human beings (7 May 2014)

David Hanson: ...Centre identified 549 child victims in 2012. The national referral mechanism recognises 349 victims. A number of trafficked children face being sold into the sex trade and being exploited through work, cannabis farming, forced begging and sexual exploitation. There is a need now to send out a strong signal that we want to take action on that in England and Wales. Trafficked children who...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Illegal Drug Use (28 April 2014)

Andrew Griffiths: ...congratulate the Government on their success in reducing the use of certain drugs, but we are still not recording the use of many drugs, particularly legal highs. Given that we are seeing a fall in cannabis use but there is a great deal of evidence of an increase in legal high cannabinoid use, does the Minister not agree that if we want to protect our young people, we need to record all...

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