Drugs: Canada

Home Office written question – answered on 20th July 2017.

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Photo of Paul Flynn Paul Flynn Labour, Newport West

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if her Department will make an assessment of the potential implications for UK drugs policy of the Canadian Government's proposals to change the law relating to illegal drugs in that country.

Photo of Sarah Newton Sarah Newton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The Government is aware of decriminalisation approaches being taken overseas. The Government has no intention of decriminalising drugs. Drugs are illegal because evidence has shown they are harmful to human health and are associated with much wider societal harms including family breakdown, poverty, crime and anti-social behaviour.

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