New Clause 91 - Review of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971

Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill – in the House of Commons at 6:30 pm on 5th July 2021.

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(1) The Secretary of State must conduct a review of the criminal offences in the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.

(2) In undertaking the review, the Secretary of State must consult—

(a) the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs;

(b) the Scottish Ministers;

(c) the Welsh Ministers;

(d) the Northern Ireland Department of Health, and

(e) any other person the Secretary of State considers appropriate.

(3) The Secretary of State must, before the end of the period of 9 months beginning with the day on which this Act comes into force, lay before Parliament a report on the review, including any proposals for legislative change.—(Anne McLaughlin.)

This new clause would require the Secretary of State to undertake a review of the criminal offences set out in the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.

Brought up.

Question put, That the clause be added to the Bill.

Division number 37 Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill — New Clause 91 - Review of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971

Aye: 81 MPs

No: 358 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

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Nos: A-Z by last name

Tellers

The House divided: Ayes 81, Noes 358.

Question accordingly negatived.

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