Andrew Griffiths: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 27 June 2019 to Question 266815 on Cannabis: Medical Treatments, how many prescriptions for the use of medicinal cannabis were issued in each of the last 12 months for which data is available.
Jim Shannon: ...to the NHS long-term plan, particularly given the need for the cancer strategy to be fully implemented. On rare diseases, will he confirm that drugs such as Orkambi, Spinraza and medicinal cannabis will be simple to apply for and accessible for those who desperately need them now, when time is not on their side?
Ruth Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many prescriptions for cannabis-based medicines have been (a) issued and (b) fulfilled since January 2018.
Robert Buckland: ...(PS), as defined in the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016, are the most prevalent drug type in prison. Psychoactive substances were present in 60% of all positive samples in 2017/18, overtaking cannabis (28%), opiates (11%) and buprenorphine (10%). HMPPS is continuing to develop its drug testing frameworks to respond to the changing patterns of misuse in prisons. Drugs can enter prison...
Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...to enforcement of drug legislation, for example. The s45 statutory defence introduced by the Modern Slavery Act 2015 provides further protection for victims forced to commit crimes such as cannabis cultivation.
Lord Paddick: ...plan, but maybe I can put a Lib Dem spin on it, and I look to the Cross-Bench contributions to this debate for inspiration. The noble Baroness, Lady Meacher, talked about legalising and regulating cannabis, and the noble Lord, Lord Hogan-Howe, in his documentary for Channel 4, highlighted the vast sums of money raised through taxation in American states as a result of cannabis being...
Tonia Antoniazzi: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether patients whose prescription for a cannabis-based medical product is blocked by an NHS trust can appeal that decision.
Tonia Antoniazzi: ...and Social Care, what recent discussions his Department has had with (a) NHS England, (b) drug manufacturers and (c) the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence on funding for licensed cannabis-based products.
Andrew Griffiths: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many licences have been issued for the prescription of medicinal cannabis.
Tonia Antoniazzi: In a recently aired BBC Scotland documentary on medical cannabis, the chair of the British Paediatric Neurology Association, Finbar O’Callaghan, said that the NHS will not pay for life-changing medical cannabis for epileptic children, by saying, “Even if you prescribe the product, the NHS isn’t going to pay for it.” Is his statement correct, Prime Minister?
Vincent Cable: ...prisoners were “banged up” for 23 hours a day. They were also put together in very unsuitable pairings; I went into a cell where a young offender who was there because he had been found using cannabis during his first experience of it was put with a very violent rapist, and was clearly traumatised by the contact with his cellmate. It was patently obvious even to a visitor that it was...
Ian Blackford: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many companies are licensed to sell cannabis products to the NHS.
Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress he has made on ensuring that medical cannabis is available to people who need it.
Tonia Antoniazzi: ...my visit to the Netherlands two weeks ago with Emma Appleby, I have witnessed at first hand the incompetence of the Home Office and the Department of Health and Social Care in delivering medical cannabis with THC, not just CBD, for children with severe epilepsy. History was made exactly one year ago today when Alfie Dingley received the licence for his medication and the Prime Minister...
Philippa Whitford: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how and by whom medical cannabis was produced in the UK before its legalisation.
Tonia Antoniazzi: What progress the Government has made on making medical cannabis available to people who need it.
Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...-led. Stop and search is now more effective - the arrest rate is at a historic high (17%) and 30% of all stops lead to a positive outcome (arrest, summons / charged by post, Caution, Khat or Cannabis Warning, Penalty Notice for Disorder or community resolution). Stop and search is a vital policing tool when used correctly and officers have the Government's full support to use these powers...
Tonia Antoniazzi: As the Minister will know, two weeks ago I went to the Netherlands with Teagan Appleby’s mother, Emma, to collect one month’s supply of medical cannabis. The Department laid down the requirements for Emma to meet with Border Force, and she met them by providing a UK prescription. Will the Secretary of State and Ministers meet me to ensure that there is no more ambiguity in a policy that...
Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the cost-effectiveness of patients receiving an NHS prescription for wholeplant medical cannabis.
Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that all patients who would benefit from medical cannabis are able to access that treatment on prescription on the NHS.