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Scottish Parliament: Drug Law Reform (19 Sep 2023)

Paul Sweeney: Does the member agree that there may be confusion over what constitutes decriminalisation and what constitutes legalisation, and that part of the confusion may be that the law officers of Scotland do not sit in the Scottish Parliament but are quasi-members?

Dangerous Drugs (12 Sep 2023)

Ronnie Cowan: ...with recreational drug use. Therefore it comes as no surprise that in the past 50 years things have simply got worse. Sadly, today, rather than righting some of the wrongs by decriminalising or legalising drugs, and rather than striving for drug consumptions rooms, safe consumption facilities, naloxone provision, medication assisted treatment, education and support, we are being asked to...

Sir David Amess Summer Adjournment (20 Jul 2023)

Peter Gibson: ...I will always continue to push for further support and recognition of these important organisations, such as St Teresa’s in Darlington, which do so much good work. Monday marked 10 years since we legalised same-sex marriages. We should be incredibly proud of the progress we have made and how far we have come on LGBT equality. I welcome the progress that we have been making towards our...

Business of the House (13 Jul 2023)

Deidre Brock: England—by the way, I hope the devolved nations can keep their Barnettised share of that, as we will certainly use it—and apparently cannot tell the difference between decriminalisation and legalisation, as Scotland’s Government try to take action to address drug deaths. The current approach of criminalising users, advocated by her Government, is clearly not working. Finally,...

Economic Activity of Public Bodies (Overseas Matters) Bill ( 3 Jul 2023)

Paul Blomfield: ...that things have changed enormously since 2019. The new extremist Israeli Government are moving from de facto to de jure annexation of the occupied territories. Illegal settlements have been legalised and many more are planned, with the responsibility for them given to a far-right Minister who denies the existence of the Palestinian people and has been condemned by the Board of Deputies of...

Mortgage Prisoners — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (28 Jun 2023)

Martin Docherty: ...ever-increasing pressure? How do we make up for the opportunities missed—holidays not booked, families unable to grow, dreams unrealised? As Chris has said to me, this is essentially a form of legalised loan sharking, although unlike illegal loan sharks, vulture funds such as Topaz Finance do not break your legs, Mr Robertson; they break your spirit. A small gleam of light has been the...

E-scooters and E-bikes: Battery Fires - Question (27 Jun 2023)

Lord Rogan: ...of an Executive at Stormont, can I ask the Minister for an assurance that any future legislation brought forward by His Majesty’s Government relating to Northern Ireland does not include the legalisation of e-scooters?

Colombia: National Liberation Army - Question (22 Jun 2023)

Baroness Boycott: ...without confronting the issue of cocaine, which is illegal across the world and which a lot of people in this city help fund, is lunacy. I am not asking the Minister to say whether he approves of legalisation, which the previous president, Santos, did, who was outspoken that you could not stop crime without it, but could he at least tell me what conversations he has had?

Leasehold Reform (23 May 2023)

Mike Amesbury: .... Member for Warrington South (Andy Carter) has referred. It does not stop. On Friday just gone, my constituent Christine came to see me and put considerable evidence under my nose of the continued legalised crookery—I will use that word that the Father of the House, the hon. Member for Worthing West (Sir Peter Bottomley) used. It is an absolute fraud of a system, with unexplainable and...

Psilocybin Treatments (18 May 2023)

Robert Jenrick: ...and its effect on patients with certain conditions. What we are discussing today is the Home Office’s role in ensuring that that research, as it emerges, can be considered as part of our drugs legalisation framework. The Government have commissioned the ACMD to consider how better to enable research with respect to all schedule 1 drugs, and that includes the potential to extend schedule...

Overseas Territories (11 May 2023)

Alicia Kearns: ...are asking for help once more, let us make sure that we are not found wanting. I wish briefly to mention a call for all overseas territories to fully support their LGBTQ+ communities. We need to legalise same-sex marriage and we need the UK Government to do more than simply support it in principle. In families there are arguments and disputes—not least across the Christmas table—but we...

Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill - Committee (4th Day): Amendment 146 (11 May 2023)

Baroness Hoey: ...issue and the failure to comply with the Carltona principle, I was assured that something would be done to sort it. This is a real opportunity, which I am sure the Minister realises, to change the legalisation. This compensation could run to millions of pounds. Nobody should underestimate that, although the whole issue around Gerry Adams has not got a huge amount of publicity, everyone who...

Backbench Business: Medicinal Cannabis: Economic Contribution — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (20 Apr 2023)

Jeremy Wright: ...a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon). I agree entirely that if this were a debate about the wider use of cannabis, about encouraging its use or, worse yet, about its legalisation for recreational use, neither he nor I would be speaking in favour—we would be speaking strongly against. But that is not the debate we are having today. We are talking about the...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Israel: Palestinians (30 Mar 2023)

Kim Leadbeater: ...State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of the announcement by the government of Israel that it will legalise nine outposts in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

Anti-social Behaviour Action Plan - Statement (29 Mar 2023)

...making offenders repair the damage that they cause, increasing financial penalties, and evicting anti-social tenants. The Opposition cannot seem to make up their mind on whether or not they want to legalise drugs. While the leader of the Opposition and the Mayor of London argue about cannabis decriminalisation, we are getting on with delivering for the public. Drugs are harmful to health,...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Electric Scooters: Urban Areas (29 Mar 2023)

Baroness Vere of Norbiton: ...a Low-speed Zero Emission Vehicle (LZEV) category that is independent of the cycle and motor vehicle categories. The first beneficiaries of this new system will be e-scooters, which we intend to legalise for private and rental use through secondary legislation. No decisions have been made on the details of the regulations for e-scooters, and we will consult in due course.

Pro-Innovation Regulation of Technologies Review and the Computer Misuse Act 1990 (28 Mar 2023)

Jamie Wallis: ...712, c. 19WH.] I completely agree with that sentiment. However, having liaised with industry experts, I know that it is possible to give the reassurances that professionals want without necessarily legalising what is obviously criminal activity. In order to ensure that there are appropriate safeguards so that any new legislation does not inadvertently create a legal loophole to be abused...

Antisocial Behaviour Action Plan (27 Mar 2023)

Suella Braverman: is true. Under Labour police and crime commissioners, residents are almost twice as likely to be victims of robbery, and knife crime is over 44% higher. In London, Labour’s Sadiq Khan wants to legalise cannabis. In the west midlands, a Labour PCC wants to close police stations. Labour opposed plans to expand stop and search. Labour Members voted against tougher sentences for serious...

Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories (23 Mar 2023)

Anne-Marie Trevelyan: ..., Israel must also cease its unilateral steps that push parties further from dialogue and reduce the possibility of meaningful negotiations. Those steps include stopping approval of settlements, legalisation of outposts and evictions of Palestinians in occupied territory, particularly in east Jerusalem. The Foreign Secretary raised our concerns about the speculation of settlement building...

National Security Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 4 ( 1 Mar 2023)

Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede: ...of the Bill, concerns have been raised that legitimate acts in the public interest could lead to prosecution under the Bill. The Government have insisted that a public interest defence could legalise instances of espionage or sabotage. The noble Lord, Lord Marks, has said that he will press his amendment to establish a public interest defence. While we in the Labour Party support this in...

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