Christine Jardine: ...today that is of great importance not only to my constituent, Murray Gray, but to a number of constituents, mostly children, who are currently in receipt of private prescriptions for medicinal cannabis. I have had confirmation today that the Department of Health and Social Care says that those prescriptions will not be permissible after 1 January, so a number of patients will find...
Alex Norris: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to ensure the hierarchy of medicines is enforced in relation to cannabis-based medicinal products.
Martyn Day: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 10 November 2020 to Question 108268 on Cannabis: Medical Treatment, what work his Department is undertaking with (a) NHS England, (b) NHS Improvement and (c) the National Institute of Health Research to develop a greater evidence base for cannabis-based medicinal products; and what the planned timeframe is for...
Zarah Sultana: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of (a) providing medical cannabis through NHS prescriptions and (b) funding private prescriptions in the interim; and what barriers remain to providing medical cannabis through NHS prescriptions since the law was changed in November 2018.
Alex Norris: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Food Standards Agency on the steps it is taking to educate consumers on the safety of unauthorised products containing CBD.
Gerry Carroll: ...to ensure that processes are in place after Brexit. However, a big question mark remains over whether this legislation provides that framework. I do not claim to be an expert in medicine or medical devices, but the manufacture, marketing and supply of medicines is a serious matter and demands real attention. For example, clinical trials are detailed in clause 4 of the Bill. As we heard at...
Alex Cole-Hamilton: ...side effects. Sodium valproate caused a blood disorder when Murray was not producing enough red blood cells. Steroids caused him to gain 2 stone in weight in just three months. Then, Epidiolex, a cannabis derivative, caused serious diarrhoea all day and did not even stop the seizures. Murray missed school and the fun of childhood that he should have been enjoying. Murray’s mother, Karen,...
Charlotte Nichols: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to provide medicinal cannabis prescriptions on the NHS.
Ronnie Cowan: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department (a) is taking to improve access to medicinal cannabis for people living with multiple sclerosis and (b) if he will publish a Government strategy for improving access to medicinal cannabis.
Martyn Day: ...Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to encourage companies to (a) increase collection of high-quality evidence through randomised control trials and (b) pursue regulatory approval for cannabis-based medicinal products.
Martyn Day: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what (a) randomised control trials and (b) other research have been done into the medical potential of cannabis in the UK since November 2018.
Alberto Costa: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve access to medicinal cannabis.
Mike Penning: ...State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made for the implications of his policies of reports that Northern Ireland health authorities have provided funding for a patient requiring medical cannabis.
Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the current financial difficulties that families with epileptic children who need access to medical cannabis are facing due to the covid-19 outbreak.
Liz Saville-Roberts: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of (a) access to medical cannabis for children and adults with rare and severe forms of epilepsy and (b) of Government financial support for vulnerable children with intractable epilepsy who are reliant on privately-paid for medical cannabis.
Patricia Gibson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress he has made in ensuring that (a) very ill children and (b) other patients who benefit from prescription cannabis are able to access it.
Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of continuing observational trials for medical cannabis for families with severely epileptic children; and if he will he make a statement.
Richard Holden: ...prisoners and 48% of male prisoners found it easy or very easy to get drugs in prison. In 2019-20, 10.5% of random mandatory drug tests in prisons were positive for traditional drugs, such as cannabis or opiates, but when psychoactive substances are included the rate of positive tests rises by around 30% to 14% in all prisons. Psychoactive drugs, and the misuse of prescription-only...
Tonia Antoniazzi: ...Secretary of State today is a simple yes or no answer. It has come to light that the Northern Ireland authorities have taken unprecedented action and committed to pay for private prescriptions for medical cannabis for severely ill children. Will he do the right thing and follow the example set in Northern Ireland in supporting other children with intractable epilepsy by paying for their...
Kevin Brennan: ...Rachel Rankmore, whose son, Bailey Williams, has very severe epilepsy. They were holding those vigils because they are still paying thousands of pounds in private prescriptions to get hold of medical cannabis. In Northern Ireland, the Administration are helping financially. May we have a debate on why that is not happening in the rest of the UK?