Home Department written question – answered on 4th July 2012.

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Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster Conservative, Milton Keynes North

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many formal reviews were carried out before her decision to ban mephedrone.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The previous Government formally consulted the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) in late 2009 to consider the available evidence on mephedrone, and related cathinones. The ACMD advice is available at:

A copy has also been placed in the Library of the House.

Following the ACMD advice, and parliamentary approval, mephedrone was brought under the control of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 in April 2010.

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