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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:39 am on 18th July 2019.

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Photo of Stephen Kerr Stephen Kerr Conservative, Stirling 10:39 am, 18th July 2019

I want to return to the subject raised by my hon. Friend Ross Thomson: the 1,187 people who have died in Scotland because of drug misuse. This is the sovereign Parliament of the United Kingdom. There is clearly a drugs emergency in my part of the UK, yet no urgent question was granted and no Minister appeared at the Dispatch Box to make a statement. Will the Leader of the House facilitate an early statement from either the Home Office or the Department of Health and Social Care about what they will do to support the Scottish authorities to deal with the crisis?