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Orders of the Day — Drug Addiction (3 Aug 1966)

Miss Alice Bacon: ...among young people. The facts about the first are fairly clear, because the Home Office has for many years collected information about prescriptions for narcotics, and with the help of regional medical officers and doctors generally has tried to identify all cases of addiction. The number of addicts known to the Home Office has risen from 454 in 1959 to 927 in 1965. The number of those...

Orders of the Day — Drugs (30 Jan 1967)

Mr William Deedes: ...of the Advisory Committee on Drug Dependence—the body which he recommended—has meant that this Committee has only just been able to start its work. Some of his other proposals confront the medical profession with a new and difficult situation. The Minister of Health has not found it difficult to resolve them, but the whole of our law enforcement machinery faces a new and unfamiliar...

Orders of the Day — Dangerous Drugs Bill (6 Apr 1967)

Mr William Deedes: ...think that that would be too far wide of the mark. But we simply do not know. One must regret this delay, although I am fully aware of the reasons for it. I know that the negotiations with the medical profession have not been easy, and I accept, also, that in this baffling area there will never be a final or very satisfactory solution. Having chosen this course, we must now spare nothing...

Soft Drugs (28 Jul 1967)

Mr Paul Channon: ..., which are all right when prescribed by doctors, but extremely dangerous if used by unauthorised people. Many people think that there are still too many prescriptions for these and too wide a medical use, but the latter is dropping, although the illegal use is still increasing. It cannot be stressed too hard how dangerous is the use of large quantities of amphetamines and barbiturates....

Dangerous Drugs (Supply to Addicts) (6 May 1968)

Mr William Deedes: ...of feeling has been aroused on that score. I think that he will say that it has been done because, under the Regulations, it has been necessary to withdraw the right to prescribe heroin for all medical practitioners. That would be more convincing if we did not know that Dr. Chapple, one of the principal figures at the centre, is, under these Regulations, enabled, in another hat, to...

Schools (Dangerous Drugs) (31 May 1968)

Mr William Deedes: ...Conferences of Women's Organisations, of which there are 111 in England and Wales. Sixty-five of these conferences took part in the inquiry. They conducted it very thoroughly. They consulted medical officers of health, doctors, police, probation officers, and so on, in their localities. One conclusion that they reached was that drug taking among young people is already a serious problem in...

Orders of the Day — Cannabis (Wootton Report) (27 Jan 1969)

Mr Quintin Hogg: ..., if only because it is our view—it is certainly mine—that opinion in the country is a little more confused than it is in this House, if my assessment is correct, and because the question of cannabis and its use has been the subject of a considerable propaganda campaign which the Home Secretary, with the resources at his disposal and the authority of his office, may be able to counter...

Orders of the Day — Transport (Drugs and Driving) (12 Mar 1969)

Mr Leslie Huckfield: ...the very similar figure of 13·2 per cent. We can also have some figures given in a paper read before an international symposium on drug addiction at Brussels by Dr. J. D. J. Havard, of the British Medical Association, in which he points out that various surveys have been made and that in these we find that 10 to 16 per cent. of those examined or questioned had been taking some kind of...

Clause 8: Consent by Persons over 16 to Surgical, Medical and Dental Treatment (9 Jul 1969)

Mr Eldon Griffiths: ...of HANSARD, and in Committee in another place and in the Commons the Clause was moved formally. Before deploying my case, may I give the House a short background to it? In December, last year, the medical officer of one of our great schools wrote to me in a state of some anxiety about the implications for school doctors of the Latey Committee's recommendation that the age of consent to...

Sessional Orders: Debate on the Address [First Day] (28 Oct 1969)

Mr Michael McNair-Wilson: ...drugs. It therefore seems particularly important that the Government should consider whether more should be said about the real dangers of these drugs. No one has been able to say clearly whether cannabis is habit-forming, or is as dangerous as uninformed people say. We all know that the Wootton Report stated categorically that it was not dangerous and should be legalised. I am neither...

Orders of the Day — Misuse of Drugs Bill (25 Mar 1970)

Mr James Callaghan: ...the only agency, because law enforcement which attempts to control personal consumption is difficult. I emphasise at the outset that there is a need for a concerted effort in the legal, social and medical fields. The Bill on its own, although it would serve a useful purpose, would by no means deal with the problem, which is growing so fast today. Compared with even three years ago, the...

Orders of the Day — Misuse of Drugs Bill (16 Jul 1970)

Mr Reginald Maudling: ...in deciding whether to bring forward Amendments, and if so what Amendments, for the later stages. There are three points in particular to which I should like to refer. The first is the problem of cannabis and barbiturates. I shall say a word about cannabis later on. As the House is aware, barbiturates present a special problem of considerable difficulty, and I look forward very much to the...

Misuse of Drugs Bill (16 Jul 1970)

Mr Reginald Paget: I had just got to the point in my argument when I was dealing with the case against cannabis. That case does not rest upon the evil results of cannabis, taken by itself or in moderate quantities. We have had the very elaborate examination of the use of this drug in 1893 by the Commission in India. We have had the Mayoralty Report in New York and the Wootton Commission here. All three gave...

Orders of the Day — Drugs (Prevention of Misuse) (6 Nov 1970)

Mr Richard Sharples: ...the House if I were to deal briefly with the additional substances listed in Schedule 1 which are brought under control. Item (a) refers to the chemical substances which are contained in the plant cannabis and which are responsible for producing its harmful effects. Natural cannabis is controlled by the Dangerous Drugs Act, 1965. But synthetic forms of cannabis, which are reportedly being...

Medical Inspection (Evidence of Drug-Taking) (School Pupils) (9 Dec 1970)

Mr Tam Dalyell: This is a modest Measure to give local authorities on the advice of their medical officers of health, the power to carry out urine tests on school pupils for analysis in a laboratory and for urine collection at school as evidence of drug taking. In making this proposal, I am motivated by two sets of circumstances. First, I am one of a number of Members from outside London and the Midlands to...

Orders of the Day — Misuse of Drugs Bill: Controlled Drugs (9 Dec 1970)

Mr Richard Sharples: ...when it was originally presented to the House. I am sure that the House would wish to express appreciation for the considerable support and assistance given in the development of the Bill by the medical profession, the industry, the Pharmaceutical Society, the Magistrates' Association and others. We have been realistic in our discussions about the possibilities in the Bill and the...

Amphetamines (8 Apr 1971)

Mr Ernle Money: ...for which they were prescribed. Over and over again the same reason why they were being used as a palliative came out—that they had simply become something which hard-pressed members of the medical profession were being expected to hand out to their patients because their patients wanted something visible to be the result of a trip to the surgery. The immediate result has been that...

Courts of Summary Jurisdiction (18 Jun 1971)

Mr Clinton Davis: ...far from uniform, and that there is strong evidence to suggest that many courts of summary jurisdiction are not complying with that requirement. Should so many accused persons who are remanded for medical, psychiatric and social reports be remanded in custody? This must depend on the profundity of the report which is required and how essential it is for the person carrying out the...

Orders of the Day — Michael Biggs (Ellesmere Port) (19 Jul 1973)

Mr Mark Carlisle: ...since that time. One must accept that a remand prison with a population of those on remand awaiting trial is unfortunately susceptible to an occasional suicide or suicide attempt. As for the medical provision at Risley, there is a hospital with accommodation in wards and single rooms for 78 men and also hospital accommodation in the women's and girl's section. The men's hospital has three...

Orders of the Day — LICENSING (AMENDMENT) (No. 2) BILL (27 Feb 1976)

Alan Beith: ...—and the dangers in relation to children, to which I referred earlier. It is at this stage that we must consider the alcoholic who is determined to get liquor by some means and who is in a medical condition in which he cannot resist the temptation to buy it. He can buy it elsewhere, and neither the passing or the rejection of this legislation will make any difference to that. What we...


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