Misuse of Drugs Act and Health Outcomes

Part of Scotland – in the House of Commons on 8th September 2021.

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Photo of Iain Stewart Iain Stewart The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland

The recent drug deaths in Scotland are an absolute tragedy. The majority of the levers to tackle drug misuse are devolved to the Scottish Government, including health, education, housing and the criminal justice system. We are keen to work with the Scottish Government to tackle this tragic issue and to share lessons throughout the United Kingdom.