Home Office written question – answered on 28 March 2023.

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Photo of John McNally John McNally Scottish National Party, Falkirk

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the impact of the Misuse of Drug Act 1971 on the criminal justice system.

Photo of Chris Philp Chris Philp The Minister of State, Home Department

No recent assessment has been made. Assessments are made on a case by case basis as individual drugs or drug harms are identified.

Drug Legislation forms part of our wider approach to preventing drug misuse alongside prevention and education, supporting treatment and recovery, and tackling the supply of illicit drugs.

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