Announcement of the reappointment of the Chair of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD)

Home Office written statement – made on 22nd July 2019.

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Photo of Sajid Javid Sajid Javid The Secretary of State for the Home Department

I am pleased to announce that Dr Owen Bowden-Jones has been reappointed to the ACMD both as a member and as its Chair. This re-appointment is for a 3-year term, beginning on 1st January 2020. Dr Bowden-Jones is an experienced clinician who provides assessment and treatment for people experiencing harms from emerging problem drugs.

The ACMD was established under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and provides advice to Government on issues related to the harms of drugs. It also has a statutory role under the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016.

This statement has also been made in the House of Lords: HLWS1741