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Public Bill Committee: Modern Slavery Bill: Clause 39 - Defence of slavery or trafficking victims compelled to commit an offence (11 September 2014) See 8 other results from this clause

Karen Bradley: ...that they are brought to justice. We all know the kinds of criminality we are talking about. For example, law enforcement officials tell us time and again about Vietnamese children who are locked in cannabis farms and forced to live in the same room as the plants, which they cultivate day and night. Those children are clearly victims and should be treated as such by the criminal justice...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: British-Irish Council:  Misuse of Substances (8 September 2014)

Edwin Poots: ...Isle of Man was represented by the Minister for Home Affairs, Juan Watterson. The main thematic discussion at the meeting focused on "Changing Trends in Drug Use — Current Patterns and Responses" with a particular emphasis on cannabis, new psychoactive substances and the misuse of prescribed and illicit medicines.  We noted the importance of addressing the supply of such...

Public Bill Committee: Modern Slavery Bill: Clause 3 - Meaning of exploitation (4 September 2014)

Michael Connarty: ...of prosecuting authorities across Europe. There is, for example, the pattern of charity bag collections. The amazing house that I live beside, which is used for nefarious purposes—the last being a cannabis factory—was previously used by a company with big white vans that took people from various parts of the expanded A8 EU to steal every charity bag for the British Heart...

Public Bill Committee: Modern Slavery Bill: Clause 2 - Human Trafficking (4 September 2014)

Diana Johnson: ...means—or what kind of evidence is needed. They particularly do not understand the movement part of being trafficked to the situation of exploitation; because they may well have been duped by their elders—by their parents….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...

Public Bill Committee: Modern Slavery Bill: Clause 2 - Human trafficking (2 September 2014)

Michael Connarty: ...with which he has tried to draft a number of amendments, giving us some substantive points to debate. Mr Pritchard, I said earlier—when you were not in the Chair—that in fact there had been a cannabis factory in the house neighbouring mine. It had been a children’s home, but it fell into disrepute in a number of ways and eventually ended up with its windows permanently...

Public Bill Committee: Modern Slavery Bill: Clause 1 - Slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour (2 September 2014) See 2 other results from this clause

Michael Connarty: ...seriously. We have a long way to go in these matters. There was the magistrate’s comment—I think this is what the hon. Member for Enfield, Southgate was trying to get at—about a 14-year-old youth who was found in a cannabis factory. He had previously been found in another situation where he was involved in criminality. The magistrate said that he had obviously made a...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland and Malawi (5 August 2014)

Stewart Stevenson: ...mode of agriculture. They are essentially self-sufficient when it comes to food for themselves, but we are already seeing a danger that tobacco farmers, in the face of reducing profits, move across to grow cannabis. That will not be helpful in the long term for people who are in desperate need in countries such as Malawi. Climate change is making agriculture a more formidable challenge in...

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...

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