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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:36 am on 16th May 2019.

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Photo of Patrick Grady Patrick Grady SNP Chief Whip 11:36 am, 16th May 2019

I am wearing the mental health Scottish tartan in support of Mental Health Awareness Week.

I welcome next week’s debate on medical cannabis. I have two constituents, John and Laura, whose beautiful daughter, Blathnaid, needs access to medical cannabis. After the Health Secretary told me at the Dispatch Box that he would look into their case, his correspondence department came back and said it was a matter for the Scottish Health Minister, which is not true—the licensing of medical cannabis is an issue for the UK Government. Can the Leader of the House confirm that, when Ministers come to the Dispatch Box and say they will look into something, they should do it?