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Independent Advocates for Trafficked Children — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (28 Jun 2016)

Angela Crawley: ...marriage; domestic servitude such as cleaning, childcare or cooking; forced labour in factories or agriculture; and criminal activity such as pickpocketing, begging, transporting drugs, working in cannabis farms, selling pirated DVDs and petty bag theft. In this range of small, medium and large crimes, children are exploited. They have no advocate to make a case for them and the...

Drugs Policy - Question (13 Jun 2016)

Lord Richard: Is the Minister aware—I am sure he is not—that I find myself at a total loss to understand the Government’s policy towards the use of medicinal cannabis? Is he further aware that there is now a mass of medical evidence to show that, in certain cases, it can be useful and helpful? Is he also aware that, in relation to the legalisation of medicinal cannabis, Germany, Spain,...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Illegal Drugs (6 Jun 2016)

Pam Cameron: ...prevention and the need to involve all Ministers in dealing with the issues. He said that the problem with illegal drugs is that taking them is today socially acceptable. He also spoke of his experience of the cannabis fields in Asia. He mentioned that he thought we would be better off in Europe to tackle the drugs issue. Trevor Lunn of the Alliance Party supported the motion and...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prison Sentences: Cannabis (26 May 2016)

Jeff Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were serving prison sentences for offences related to cannabis in each of the last five years.

Debate on the Address: Europe, Human Rights and Keeping People Safe at Home and Abroad (24 May 2016)

Victoria Prentis: ...second major obstacle to reform is the exponential increase in the use of new psychoactive substances, which make an already difficult cohort of prisoners almost impossible to manage. This stuff should not be confused with cannabis. I was recently told about an incident where a prisoner had been smoking spice. He became violent and four officers went into the cell to help. All four of them...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) (24 May 2016)

Lord Paddick: ...controlled drug market. Rather than having a market driven underground and controlled by criminals, with no safeguards for the chemical composition of the drugs or the people they are sold to, starting with cannabis the Government should take control to ensure that strength and harm are limited and that drugs are sold only to responsible adults. Even more worrying is the attitude that this...

Defending Public Services (23 May 2016)

Norman Lamb: ...our prisons as a result of this misplaced policy. Just as many states in the United States are now moving towards a much more rational policy, and just as Canada has now committed to legislating to regulate the market for cannabis rather than leaving it in the hands of organised crime, I believe that in this country we should follow the same route, with a rational, evidence-based policy...

Prisons: Violence - Statement (9 May 2016)

Lord Tunnicliffe: ...thank the Minister for repeating the Statement. Given the long-standing concerns about overcrowding, self-harm, violence and suicides in prison, last week’s revelations about the use of synthetic cannabis and the damning reports on the misuse of force and restraint of young offenders in Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre last March and Medway Secure Training Centre last week, is it...

Prison Safety - Question (3 May 2016)

Lord Beecham: My Lords, given the shocking revelations about the use of synthetic cannabis by prisoners, which the Chief Inspector of Prisons described as having a “devastating impact” on prisons, including 19 deaths between 2012 and 2014, when will the Government recognise the need to reduce the prison population substantially and substantially to increase prison staffing?

Written Answers — Home Office: Cannabis (13 Apr 2016)

Gareth Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the quantity of cannabis recovered from cannabis factories in the UK in each of the last 10 years.

Written Answers — Home Office: Cannabis (13 Apr 2016)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps she has taken to prevent the growing of cannabis.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (13 Apr 2016)

Andrew Griffiths: ...”. Yet Ayeeshia had been known to social services since the day she was born. They knew about the violent boyfriends; they knew about the domestic violence; they saw the doors kicked in; they smelt the cannabis; they saw the bruises; they saw the cuts; they saw the fingerprints on her little thighs—and they did nothing. The Prime Minister will understand that people in Burton...

Children: Drugs - Question (11 Apr 2016)

Baroness Walmsley: My Lords, does the PSHE curriculum include comparisons of the health harms of drugs such as alcohol, tobacco, heroin, cocaine and cannabis, including the numbers of people who die every year from their use? If the Minister does not have the figures to hand, I would be grateful if he wrote to me.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Cannabis (29 Mar 2016)

Nick Clegg: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been prosecuted for cultivation of cannabis in each of the last five years for which records are available; in how many of those prosecutions a serious medical condition was cited in mitigation; and what the cost to the public purse was of those prosecutions.

Cannabis (Legalisation and Regulation) (23 Mar 2016)

Norman Lamb: ...move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 to provide for the lawful production, packaging, marketing, sale, purchase, possession and consumption of herbal cannabis in specific circumstances by certain persons; and for connected purposes. It is long overdue that we call time on the so-called war on drugs launched 45 years ago by the then President of...

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