Results 1–20 of 70 for drugs speaker:Julian Huppert

Written Answers — Department of Health: Macular Degeneration: Drugs (27 Feb 2015)

Julian Huppert: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will review regulations applying to the licensing of the drug Avastin for use in eye conditions, in response to recent research on that drug's safety and efficacy compared to licensed alternatives.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Drug Crime (9 Feb 2015)

Julian Huppert: The chief constable of Durham constabulary, Mike Barton, has called for a change in our drugs policy, arguing that we would best tackle crime, and gang crime in particular, by changing our approach. Will the Minister listen to the increasing number of experts in law enforcement who want a new way to deal with this issue?

Written Answers — Department of Health: Cancer: Drugs (9 Feb 2015)

Julian Huppert: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made by the working group established to develop a robust process to support the sustainable long-term commissioning of cancer drugs; when he expects the outcomes of their work to be published; and what steps he will take to reduce variations in access to cancer drugs depending on when an application to the Cancer Drugs Fund is made.

Written Answers — Home Office: Drugs: Misuse (6 Jan 2015)

Julian Huppert: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what comparative assessment she has made of the drug-induced mortality rate in (a) Sweden, (b) Portugal and (c) the UK.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Drugs: Licensing (21 Nov 2014)

Julian Huppert: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many clinicians not affiliated with his Department and NHS England his Department consulted on the Off-patent Drugs Bill.

Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS: Drugs (10 Nov 2014)

Julian Huppert: ...National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Constitution and Functions) and the Health and Social Care Information Centre (Functions) Regulations 2013 to refer an unlicensed indication of a drug for a NICE technology appraisal.

Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS: Drugs (10 Nov 2014)

Julian Huppert: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with (a) charities and (b) clinicians who support the Off-patent Drugs Bill.

Business of the House: Backbench Business — UK Drugs Policy (30 Oct 2014)

Julian Huppert: ...are some differences, but they are in the nuances. There is not a principled difference; all the speeches have broadly called for change to our policies. My belief is that the so-called war on drugs has simply not worked. What it has done is cause more harms than it has alleviated. That has been clear for quite a long time, and I and my party have long called for reform. It is not about...

Business of the House: Backbench Business — UK Drugs Policy (30 Oct 2014)

Julian Huppert: ...insisting that we should have a look at this issue. We undertook a detailed study and we heard from experts around the world. We concluded, on a cross-party basis, a key objective: “The principal aim of Government drugs policy should be first and foremost to minimise the damage caused to the victims of drug-related crime, drug users and others.” That is a call to completely...

Business of the House: Backbench Business — UK Drugs Policy (30 Oct 2014)

Julian Huppert: ..., stressing that we cannot continue with the status quo. The right hon. and learned Member for Rushcliffe (Mr Clarke) said when he was Secretary of State: “We have been engaged in a war against drugs for 30 years. We’re plainly losing it. We have not achieved very much progress.” The former head of MI5 Eliza Manningham-Buller called for us to acknowledge the truth that...

Business of the House: Backbench Business — UK Drugs Policy (30 Oct 2014)

Julian Huppert: It is always interesting to listen to the hon. Lady, and I do not think anybody is trying to make the case that drugs, legal or illegal, are harmless. Does she accept, however, that because we make it an illegal system, we cannot do what has been done in California, for example, where medicinal marijuana has allowed the breeding of strains of marijuana that are less psycho-harmful?

Business of the House: Backbench Business — UK Drugs Policy (30 Oct 2014)

Julian Huppert: ...in this place. Will she confirm that many newspapers are now coming out in favour of change, and that the public want change? Today, The Sun shows that roughly two thirds of people want a reform of drugs policy.

Bill Presented — Modern Slavery Bill: Home Affairs (10 Jun 2014)

Julian Huppert: ...the Under-Secretary for International Development and the Minister for Crime Prevention have been working very hard on this issue. We should finally take action on female genital mutilation. We also see progress on a sensible drugs policy aimed at reducing harm, which should be our aim for all of what we are trying to do through our drugs policy. We see decisive action on trying to deal...

Extremism (9 Jun 2014)

Julian Huppert: There are many issues on which the Home Office has to work with the Department for Education: extremism, domestic violence, female genital mutilation, gangs, drugs and many more. Will the Home Secretary be able to work with the Education Secretary to ensure that there is compulsory personal, social, health and economic education for everybody, including sex and relationships education?

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: AstraZeneca (Pfizer Bid) (6 May 2014)

Julian Huppert: ...risk to the UK of there being fewer pharmaceutical companies here? What discussions has he had with the Secretary of State for Health about the medical consequences of the merger and potential delays in life-saving drugs? Finally, does he agree that companies can become too big to innovate?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Stop-and-Search (30 Apr 2014)

Julian Huppert: I congratulate the Home Secretary on her statement and her work to control these important but overused and discriminatory powers. More than 500,000 stops are drugs-related, but 93% of those stopped did not have anything illegal on them. Does the Home Secretary agree with the Runnymede Trust and StopWatch that heavy-handed policing of the possession of small amounts of drugs for personal use...

Written Answers — Transport: Driving Under Influence: Drugs (30 Apr 2014)

Julian Huppert: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) patients, (b) healthcare professionals and (c) the general public understand the new drug driving offence.

Housing Benefit and Universal Credit in the Social Housing Sector (Regular Payments): Police (12 Feb 2014)

Julian Huppert: ...without lights. We can also ensure that money is spent more usefully by focusing on the more serious crimes. I will not go into detail, but the Deputy Prime Minister has suggested certain reforms of our drugs policy. The Home Affairs Select Committee has also found that we could do as Portugal has done, in transferring effort and money from the police and criminal justice system to the...

Offender Rehabilitation Bill [Lords] (Money): Psychoactive Substances (11 Nov 2013)

Julian Huppert: ...controlled. Our use of the term “legal highs” suggests to the public that it is all right to take such substances, because it implies that they are safer than others. If ecstasy is a class A drug and another substance is legal, that suggests that we have made an assessment of the risk, which is deeply misleading. It flies in the face of any evidence-based policy, but it also...

Offender Rehabilitation Bill [Lords] (Money): Psychoactive Substances (11 Nov 2013)

Julian Huppert: ...her own policy was. [Interruption.] If she would like to say what it is, I will be happy to take an intervention. Apparently, she does not wish to do so. The Government have twice asked the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs what to do about khat. This is a classic example of a legal high that exists and would be covered by this provision, and where we have to work out what to do. The...


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