Northern Ireland Affairs Committee

Session 2002-2003

4 July 2003


THE GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO THE COMMITTEE'S SIXTH REPORT ON THE ILLEGAL DRUGS TRADE AND DRUG CULTURE IN NORTHERN IRELAND: INTERIM REPORT ON CANNABIS

Publication of Government Response

The Government's Response to the Committee's Sixth Report on The Illegal Drugs Trade and Drug Culture in Northern Ireland: Interim Report on Cannabis, HC 353, Session 2002-03, will be published as the Committee's Sixth Special Report, HC 935, at 4.30 pm on Wednesday 9 July 2003.

The Committee will be taking evidence from the Minister of State, Jane Kennedy MP and the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Angela Smith MP, in connection with their inquiry into the Illegal Drugs Trade and Drug Culture in Northern Ireland at 4.30pm on the day of publication of the Report, Wednesday 9 July.  Copies of the Report will be available from outside the Wilson Room in Portcullis House (where the meeting is being held) and the Press Gallery, House of Commons at 4.30pm.

Limited copies can be obtained  upon request from the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee or viewed on the Committee's website from approximately 4.30 pm on the day of publication.

On this occasion the Committee has decided not to hold a press conference.

The Committee may be contacted on 020 7219 2172.