Home Office minister questioned on UK Government drugs policy

18 October 2019

The Scottish Affairs Committee will be questioning a Home Office minister to conclude their inquiry into problem drug use in Scotland.

Purpose of the session

The Committee will question Kit Malthouse MP - the Home Office minister responsible for drugs – on the UK Government’s current approach to drugs policy, and whether a more health-based approach is needed. This will include the issues of decriminalisation and legalisation, and whether these policies could help address problem drug use in the Scotland.

The session will also cover the disagreement between the UK and Scottish Governments over plans to open a safe drug consumption facility in Glasgow, and whether there is a case for the devolution of further powers to Scotland to allow the facility to open.


Wednesday 23 October 2019, The Wilson Room, Portcullis House

At 10.15am:

  • Kit Malthouse MP, Minister of State for Crime, Policing and the Fire Service
  • Dan Greaves, Director, Crime, Policing and Fire Group

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