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Protection of Freedoms Bill: Report (3rd Day) (15 Feb 2012)

Baroness Butler-Sloss: ...inadequate the family situation may have been, and brought here, to a foreign country, where they probably do not speak the language, to become sex slaves, domestic slaves, thieves or minders of cannabis farms. As the noble Lord has told us, they have no family life, no chance to go to school or to lead the life of an ordinary child. This is modern child slavery, and how do we treat those...

Human Trafficking (Further Provisions and Support for Victims) Bill [HL]: Second Reading (25 Nov 2011)

Baroness Butler-Sloss: ...have already heard about Vietnamese children coming to this country. Why do they come? They are mainly boys who go into rented accommodation where the house has been stripped and turned into a cannabis factory. There are over 3,000 cannabis factories in London and something like 7,000 factories identified across the United Kingdom, most of them staffed by Vietnamese boys. It is a real...

Written Answers — Health: Cannabis: Mental Illness (31 Oct 2011)

Anne Milton: ...recent research evidence on the health harms of drugs, A Summary of the Health Harms of Drugs, which was published in August 2011. The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs published a report, “Cannabis: Classification and Public Health”, in May 2008. This found a probable but weak causal link between psychotic illness and cannabis use, but whether this would become stronger with the...

Written Answers — Health: Cannabis (22 Jun 2011)

Simon Burns: ...acceptably safe. The MHRA will only grant a marketing authorisation for any given product once it is satisfied that the product is safe, efficacious and of an acceptable quality for use in specific medical treatments in the defined patient population and it can only do so in response to the submission of an application to market a product. At this time, no application has been made to the...

Drugs (Roadside Testing) Bill (10 Jun 2011)

David Nuttall: My hon. Friend raises an interesting issue. I appreciate that he says such drivers are not doing anything wrong, and are just trying to do their best in their job, but medical evidence may well show that, although they think they are doing the best they can, by ingesting so many intoxicants, which is what they are doing according to the definition, they are putting themselves in a state of...

Cannabis and Psychosis (Young People) (9 Jun 2011)

Charles Walker: ...the torture of watching their children squander their futures—bright children who have so much to live for ending up with so little. All too often, that is brought about by an addiction to skunk cannabis—a drug that is ruining young lives. I am not a clinician or a scientist, so I am not going to give a hugely exhaustive overview of the chemical content of skunk cannabis. All I would...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Cannabis (9 May 2011)

David Burrowes: That is not the most significant medical issue in relation to cannabis. In its higher form in particular, there are significant risks to young people, such as the probable causal link to mental illness, especially psychosis and schizophrenia. Will the Minister reassure the House that the Government will continue to take a tough line and ensure effective enforcement of the law on possession of...

Drug Use and Possession: Royal Commission — Question for Short Debate (9 Mar 2011)

Baroness Murphy: ..., drug use is a social activity with social impacts. To my mind, it is strange what large and fundamental gaps remain in our understanding. For example, we have not tackled the dramatic changes in cannabis use that have occurred over the past 20 years and we know very little about enforcement of the drug laws. Following the second reclassification of cannabis back to a class B drug, there...

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Afghanistan: Monthly Progress Report (28 Feb 2011)

William Hague: .... Over 1,000 Sangin residents, nearly a third of them women, took part in a health education event in Sangin district centre. The Helmand PRT provided Afghan health workers with 8,000 home medical kits to distribute during such health training events. Members of the High Peace Council, leading the Afghan Government’s reintegration and reconciliation strategy, visited Islamabad in...

Written Answers — Health: Cannabis: Misuse (26 Jan 2011)

Anne Milton: Psychosocial interventions are the mainstay of treatment for cannabis misuse for people of all ages. 'Drug misuse and dependence UK guidelines on clinical management (2007)' notes that there are no medications suitable for treating cannabis misuse and advises that clinicians should consider psychosocial interventions, especially brief motivational interventions in mild cases. More heavily...

Health: Addiction to Prescribed Drugs — Question for Short Debate (6 Oct 2010)

Baroness Meacher: ...side-effects and symptoms of withdrawal. It will not surprise some noble Lords, least of all the Minister, that for me this debate raises the possibility that regulating rather than criminalising medical marijuana use might help to reduce the pressure on GPs to prescribe benzodiazepines. Has the Government's review of dependence on and withdrawal from benzodiazepines considered this...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Prison Service: Prison Service (18 Mar 2010)

Kenny MacAskill: ...determine the type or category of drugs recovered. Substances recovered are sent to the police. It is believed that the principal drug types recovered within Scottish Prisons are Heroin, Cocaine, Cannabis, and unlawfully held prescription medication.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: Road Safety Strategy  for Northern Ireland (15 Mar 2010)

Jonathan Bell: ...the Minister’s positive statement that the focus will be kept on drug-driving. Does he accept that there is a problem in Strangford with young people taking cocaine, ecstasy, the gateway drug cannabis and, worst of all, the death drug crystal meth? Can the Minister ensure that the focus on drug-driving will be kept to the fore, just as the focus on drink-driving is to the fore, and that...

Written Answers — Health: Cannabis: Misuse (12 Nov 2009)

Gillian Merron: The information requested is provided in the following tables. Table 1: Number of finished admission episodes where the primary diagnosis was poisoning by cannabis and the first secondary, diagnosis was accidental or intentional self-poisoning by and exposure to narcotics and psychodysleptics for Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and for England, 1997-98 to...

Climate Change (5 Nov 2009)

Peter Lilley: My hon. Friend asks a question. May I respond in the form of a question? Does he not realise that most medical research is conducted on precisely that sort of statistical basis, in that a product that has only a small chance of causing cancer goes into the public domain, whereas we legislate against products that have a large chance of doing so? I think that global warming is likely to cause...

Drugs: Cannabis — Question (5 Nov 2009)

Lord Walton of Detchant: My Lords, is the Minister aware that some years ago, your Lordships' Select Committee on Science and Technology conducted a major inquiry into the medical uses of cannabis. It came to the conclusion that there was anecdotal evidence to suggest that cannabis might, on occasions, have beneficial effects on the symptoms of multiple sclerosis, but it condemned the smoking of cannabis because the...

Addiction to Medicines (16 Jun 2009)

Brian Iddon: ...drugs is set to exceed illicit drug abuse, warned the International Narcotics Board in its Annual Report released today". That was on 1 March 2007. The passage continues: "The Board added that medication containing narcotic drugs and/or psychotropic substances is even a drug of first choice in many cases, and not abused as a substitute. Such prescription drugs have effects similar to...

Theft from Shops (Use of Penalty Notices for Disorder): Criminal Law (11 Mar 2009)

David Davies: ..., so the officers would have to wait for transport to take them to a police station far away. They would then have to wait to book their prisoner in, and wait again while the prisoner was assessed medically and while a solicitor and perhaps an interpreter were found. The officers would have to write up their notes, and then go back to interview the prisoner. The long and short of it all is...

Health Bill [HL]: Second Reading (4 Feb 2009)

Lord Naseby: .... What hope does it offer practically? Let us take the example of MRSA, on which we have the worst record in Europe. We have a legally binding hygiene code and advice and guidance from the Chief Medical Officer but that is being ignored and flouted. How will the constitution solve that or other problems? The Minister mentioned the patient's voice, but what do we find? Even the new Care...

Drugs — Debate (22 Jan 2009)

Viscount Waverley: ...Group on Drugs Misuse, to which other speakers have referred. The report details the problems faced by individuals who develop problems of dependency on a range of prescription and over-the-counter medication. This is an aspect that decision-makers in Vienna might wish to recognise. Finally, the noble Baroness, Lady Meacher, and many others have spoken of the need for a wide-ranging debate...


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