Northern Ireland Office: Psilocybin

Northern Ireland Office written question – answered on 21 July 2023.

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Photo of Crispin Blunt Crispin Blunt Conservative, Reigate

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether he is taking steps to support (a) businesses and (b) universities in Northern Ireland to conduct research into psilocybin.

Photo of Steven Baker Steven Baker The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office

Support for businesses and universities in Northern Ireland to conduct research is a devolved matter for the Northern Ireland Department for the Economy.

However, the Government is committed to supporting economic growth and driving transformational investment in Northern Ireland. In conjunction with Invest Northern Ireland and local partners, the UK Government will host the Northern Ireland Investment Summit in Belfast in September to showcase Northern Ireland’s internationally renowned sectors, including advanced manufacturing, software and technology, financial & professional services and emerging life & health sciences sector.

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