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 Mhairi Black Mhairi Black Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Scotland)

In what world do you get to claim to be taking an issue seriously while in the same breath commit to change absolutely nothing? If the logical arguments will not convince, then maybe the financial ones will. Crimes linked to drugs in Scotland cost £750 million a year to investigate and prosecute. Experts tell us that that money could be better spent. If the experts, the Scottish Government and even the Scottish Conservatives can now agree that health needs to be the main approach, why not the Minister?