Cannabis-based Medicines Expert Review Panel

Home Office written question – answered on 14th September 2018.

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Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning Conservative, Hemel Hempstead

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications have been made to the cannabis-based medicines expert panel since it was announced on 19 June 2018.

Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning Conservative, Hemel Hempstead

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for the prescription of cannabis-based medicine the cannabis-based medicines expert panel has approved since the panel's establishment was announced on 19 June 2018.

Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning Conservative, Hemel Hempstead

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many inquiries by members of the public have been made to the cannabis-based medicines expert panel since the panel's establishment was announced on 19 June 2018.

Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning Conservative, Hemel Hempstead

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for the prescription of cannabis-based medicine have been reviewed by the cannabis-based medicines expert panel since the panel's establishment was announced on 19 June 2018.

Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning Conservative, Hemel Hempstead

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many times the cannabis-based medicines expert panel has met since its establishment.

Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning Conservative, Hemel Hempstead

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff are employed by the cannabis-based medicines expert panel.

Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Minister of State, Home Department

The number of applications to the panel has been small. The low number means that there is a significant risk that disclosure of even aggregate information about the applications could be linked to personal details (made available through media reporting). For this reason, in accordance with the Home Office’s duty to protect these individuals, neither the actual number of applications nor the number approved can be disclosed.

As of 11 September 2018 there have been forty four inquiries to the expert panel mailbox from members of the public.

There are currently eight members of the Expert Panel.

The Expert Panel have met six times since its establishment.

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