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Written Answers — Department of Health: Drugs: Young People (20 March 2015) See 2 other results from this answer

Charles Walker: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people under 18 years of age have been treated in NHS-funded mental health units for cannabis-induced psychosis in each of the last five years.

Intelligence and Security Committee: Road Traffic (16 March 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Robert Goodwill: ...can be no opportunity for loophole lawyers to get people off or for people to use the defence that they were accidentally exposed to drugs by, for example, sitting next to somebody who was smoking cannabis or handling an item that had been used for cocaine. It is important to remind the House that existing legislation on impairment remains on the statute book, and many prescribed drugs...

Bills Presented — Standardised Testing for Diabetes (People Aged 40 and Over): Horses and Ponies (Live Export) (11 March 2015)

Gregory Barker: .... Imagine the tax revenue we are losing by letting this trade flourish under the radar, never mind the value of their proceeds from crime. The case of a horse dealer from Northern Ireland, caught smuggling nearly 25 kg of cannabis worth nearly 250,000 in his horsebox, is just one example of the kind of trade we are dealing with. The charity World Horse Welfare estimates that a lorry...

Deregulation Bill (Programme) (No.3): Clause 1 — Health and safety at work: general duty of self-employed persons (10 March 2015)

John McDonnell: ...runway and the buy-to-let regime. This proposal will create even further instability. I have also had problems with short-let properties regarding antisocial behaviour, parties and so on, and with cannabis growing. If there is to be a new regime, it is critical that we follow the advice that we have been given by the local authorities—that these matters should be determined locally....

Isil: New Clause 23 — Throwing articles into prisons (23 February 2015)

John Bercow: ...the administration and assessment of firearms licences issued or applied for under this Act.”’ New clause 21—New psychoactive substances— ‘(1) It is an offence for a person to supply, or offer to supply, a synthetic psychoactive substance, including but not restricted to— (a) a powder; (b) a pill; (c) a liquid; or (d) a herbal substance with the...

Isil: New Clause 8 — Child sexual exploitation (23 February 2015)

Diana Johnson: ...of the word ‘exploitation’”. The exploitation of children is, in and of itself, a serious matter that should be recognised in legislation. New clause 22 covers all forms of exploitation, from children being forced into begging or into working on cannabis farms to young girls being controlled by men and forced to submit to their sexual advances and abuse. It recognises...

Modern Slavery Bill: Report (1st Day) (23 February 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Lord Judge: ...we do not seem to be very good at hunting down through the chain of exploitation. For instance, we are very concerned, and obviously so, with children who come from abroad and are left in charge of cannabis factories. So far, we prosecute the child. We do not wait to see who is bringing the food once a week that is thrown through the prison door—because the house is no more than a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Police (10 February 2015)

Michael Penning: roadside so the driver could be tested for drugs. As an ex-fireman I thought that was very important because on many occasions I had been to what used to be called RTAs—road traffic accidents—and what are now called RTCs when I could smell the cannabis smoke still in the vehicle. The officers could smell that, but did not have the powers to do what they needed to do. They...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Drug Crime (9 February 2015)

Andrew Stephenson: On 28 August, I spoke to a resident at my advice surgery who had concerns about a property near their home being used as a cannabis farm. I relayed those concerns to the police and a raid took place on 10 September. Some 627 cannabis plants were found, conservatively estimated to be worth 250,000. Will my right hon. Friend join me in commending the work of Lancashire police, in...

Epilepsy: New Treatments — Question (2 February 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Baroness Hussein-Ece: treatments, care and diets? What do the Government plan to do to improve this state of affairs and will my noble friend perhaps say something about the very promising new trials and the cannabis-based treatments that are being rolled out across the country for people with intractable epilepsy?

Written Answers — Department of Health: Cannabis (27 January 2015)

Charles Walker: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when his Department conducted its most recent study into the potency of skunk cannabis; and if he will commission a new potency study with respect to that drug.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Drugs: Internet (27 January 2015) See 1 other result from this answer

Charles Walker: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will update the FRANK website to include information on skunk cannabis and links between that drug and psychosis.

Mental Health — Motion to Take Note (15 January 2015)

Lord Farmer: both a cause and effect of mental illness. The British Journal of Psychiatry reports that 80% of first-episode psychiatric disorders, schizophrenia or schizophrenia-like illnesses occur in either heavy or dependent cannabis users. Individuals using cannabis are doubling their risk of developing schizophrenia. This undeniable risk to mental health is why I am so strongly opposed to...

Public Bill Committee: Serious Crime Bill [Lords]: Clause 51 - Applications for search and seizure warrants (15 January 2015)

Jack Dromey: ...suggest that the use of heroin and methadone, as well as many other drugs, has either increased or stayed constant. Furthermore, in the last year alone, Border Force figures show a 96% drop in seizures of cannabis resin and an 81% drop in seizures of ecstasy, with that overall failure letting more than 36 million of illegal drugs—a conservative calculation—flow into the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Drugs (15 January 2015)

Andrew Selous: ...(NOMS) records all incidents on the Incident Reporting System (IRS). The incident reporting system provides the option for the drug found to be recorded as any of Amphetamines, Barbiturates, Cannabis, Cannabis Plant, Cocaine, Crack, Heroin, LSD or Tranquilisers. If the drug found is not suspected to be one of these, then the drug found will be declared as Other. This will include New...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Cannabis: Misuse (14 January 2015)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the extent of addiction to skunk cannabis in each of the last five years.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Cannabis (6 January 2015)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy in regard to the use of cannabis for medical purposes.

Medical Innovation Bill [HL] — Report (12 December 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Jolly: ...expose doctors to a risk of additional liabilities, and does nothing to deter good and responsible innovation under the current law. The noble Lord, Lord Winston, asked whether the Bill would apply to the use of cannabis, medical devices and off-label drugs. The Bill applies to any departure from the existing range of accepted medical treatments. This would include the use of off-label...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Multiple Sclerosis: Drugs (9 December 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the compatibility of the availability of sativex through the NHS with the classification of cannabis as a Schedule One substance.

Modern Slavery Bill: Committee (3rd Day) (8 December 2014)

Baroness Garden of Frognal: ...DPP. The defence is therefore designed to provide an effective protection against prosecution in the types of circumstances that actual victims of modern slavery find themselves in—for example, cannabis cultivation. The list of excluded offences in Schedule 3 can be amended by statutory instrument if experience shows the offences listed are not right and fail to protect vulnerable...

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