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

I understand that the report from that Committee, which I think was done in 2018, was not a unanimous one and the Committee divided on it, which illustrates the fact that there is not the unanimity of view on the proposals to which the hon. Gentleman refers. As I say, we keep an open mind on this as regards fresh evidence that shows that policies work. My colleagues in the Home Office have discussed this with their counterparts in the Scottish Government and those discussions will continue.