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Written Answers — Department for Transport: Electric Scooters: Regulation (20 Jul 2022)

Baroness Vere of Norbiton: ...which vehicles will fall into this category and make regulations to ensure that they are safe to use and safe for pedestrians and other road users. The Government plans to use these powers to legalise e-scooter use, with robust technical requirements and clear expectations of users. We are currently considering options for e-scooter regulations, including such things as the requirements...

Cannabis: Medicinal Use - Question (12 Jul 2022)

Lord Farmer: My Lords, will the Government heed warnings from respected addiction psychiatrists in US states where cannabis has been legalised that medical marijuana acted as a Trojan horse to get recreational use in, that the upward trend in medical potency means that people get addicted, and that super-strength products are associated with a significant rise in cannabis-related psychosis? Are they aware...

Employment Agencies and Trade Unions (11 Jul 2022)

Angela Rayner: ...action is getting on. Will the Prime Minister keep the promise that he made before he loses office? Can we assume not, judged by today, because the very practice they condemned, they now want to legalise and encourage? This is an absolute disgrace.

Assisted Dying — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] (4 Jul 2022)

Andrew Slaughter: ...they may be to the harrowing cases that have come before them, they look to us to set policy in this matter. Let us look at some of the areas where change has happened. Many more jurisdictions have legalised assisted dying: all six Australian states, seven more US states, New Zealand, Canada and Spain. Over 200 million people in those and other democracies are covered by such legislation....

50 Years of Pride in the UK (30 Jun 2022)

Mary Foy: ...House today by hon. Members speaking up for decent people around the country celebrating who they are. I wonder how many of the first Pride marchers in 1972 thought that same-sex marriage would be legalised. It took until 2013, but the impact of our legislation has been felt. There is still so much to do on LGBT+ rights—too much. In 2018, the Government set out more than 75 actions to...

Transport: Legalisation of e-Scooters (30 Jun 2022)

Legalisation of e-Scooters

Community Payback (28 Jun 2022)

James Cartlidge: I am pleased to confirm to the hon. Lady, because it comes back to the speech of the hon. Member for Luton North (Sarah Owen), who said that we were somehow legalising rape, that the average sentence for adult rape in this country was around 10 years in 2021. I can confirm that that amount has increased by 15% since 2010—not decreased; increased. Those are very tough sentences for what is...

Abortion (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2022 - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion (21 Jun 2022)

Lord Clarke of Nottingham: ...10 minutes of this debate, as I expected to hear a very familiar argument about the morality and legality of abortion, on which my views were long ago established. I have always been in favour of legalising abortion. Indeed, I am quite liberal and tend to go the liberal end of a woman’s right to choose. However, I have found myself listening to a very challenging debate that is not on...

Industrial Action on the Railway (20 Jun 2022)

Louise Haigh: ...cannot and must not be an option. So what exactly has changed between the Secretary of State calling on the public to boycott P&O and now, when he is suggesting that that behaviour should be legalised? Tomorrow we will see unprecedented disruption. We have been clear: we do not want the strikes to happen. Where we are in government, we are doing our job. In Labour-run Wales, a strike by...

Home Department: Antisocial Behaviour (20 Jun 2022)

Kerry McCarthy: ...e-scooters illegally and using rental e-scooters on the pavement. That can be very scary for people trying to walk along the pavement while that is happening. I know the Government are looking to legalise and regulate private ownership, but how will the Home Office team work with the Department for Transport team to ensure the police have the powers to stop them being misused in a way that...

Scottish Parliament: Tackling Drug Deaths and Drug Harm (31 May 2022)

Karen Adam: ...consideration would be a serious disservice, driven only by ideology rather than proper research and evidence. There are plenty of international examples that evidence that decriminalisation, or legalisation and regulation, can be successful in reducing drug deaths and harm. There is more than one incentive to explore that potential. For example, organised crime groups would no longer...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Electric Scooters (19 May 2022)

Trudy Harrison: ...vehicle category that is independent from the cycle and motor vehicle categories. New powers, to be set out in the Bill, would subsequently allow the Government to create regulations that will legalise e-scooters, but under new rules. These rules will include robust technical requirements and, most likely, a set of requirements for users. The Bill will also propose new powers for local...

Health and Care Bill: Clause 35 - Report on assessing and meeting workforce needs (25 Apr 2022)

Karin Smyth: Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker. This Bill has been significantly improved. It delivers changes to the 2012 legalisation the NHS called for. Some other issues have been addressed by ministerial assurances and many valuable new clauses have been added. I am pleased that much of what we argued for in the six weeks of the Bill Committee has finally been accepted. On two issues—the Secretary...

Drug Crime (20 Apr 2022)

Robin Millar: ...that drugs hold on their lives and those of their family members. Principally among such families—those experiencing a son, daughter, mother or father caught up in drugs—I never hear talk of legalising the drugs that caused their problems as a solution to the problems. My worry about decriminalisation is that it is the wrong answer to the right question. The right question is, “How...

Computer Misuse Act 1990 — [Sir Mark Hendrick in the Chair] (19 Apr 2022)

Jamie Wallis: ...) for raising points about statutory defence. I think we can get the best of both worlds: it is possible, on our side, to give the reassurances that security professionals want without necessarily legalising what is obviously criminal activity. I thank the SNP spokesperson, the hon. Member for Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East (Stuart C. McDonald). When he spoke about smart...

Elections Bill - Committee (5th Day): Amendment 137 (23 Mar 2022)

Lord True: the vast majority of democratic countries as the right age at which to enfranchise young people. There are difficulties. For example, the very radical proposal by the Liberal Democrats to legalise cannabis was not for people below 18 because they were not mature before that age. In 2010, the party opposite raised the age for using sunbeds to 18. Other examples have been given on some...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Oral Tobacco: Health Hazards (21 Mar 2022)

Maggie Throup: We have no plans to make such an assessment as the Department has no intention to legalise banned tobacco products. Snus use is associated with raised all-cause mortality. Whilst the risks of adverse health outcomes caused by snus are lower than smoking, we have found no evidence that introducing snus to the United Kingdom market will bring health benefits given the existing availability of...

Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (17 Mar 2022)

Dominic Raab: ...that, we understand in our hearts that it is critical to a healthy, vigorous democratic society, and I will certainly look at any other examples that he may wish to raise where we see this kind of legalised bullying through the courts and our jurisdiction.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Latin America: Marriage (17 Mar 2022)

Fabian Hamilton: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions she has had with her counterparts in Latin America on the legalisation of same-sex marriage in their respective country.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Electric Scooters: Regulation (17 Mar 2022)

Trudy Harrison: ...findings on rental e-scooters from this evaluation will be included in the final report due in late spring 2022. The evidence gathered during the trials will inform whether e-scooters should be legalised in the future, and how we can ensure their use is as safe as possible.

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