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Drugs misuse news from UK Parliament.

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Home Office must answer for its drugs policy, comments Chair
Government must answer key questions, including why they continue to take a criminal justice approach to tackling problem drug use, contrary to received evidence
24 October 2019
Home Office minister questioned on UK Government drugs policy
Committee will explore whether a more health-based approach to tackling drugs misuse is needed
18 October 2019
Latest drug-death figures must prompt Government policy change, comments Chair
Figures from the National Records of Scotland come, as Scottish Affairs Committee evidence shows policy changes are needed in Westminster
16 July 2019
Lord Advocate and Scottish Minister questioned on problem drug use in Scotland
Committee will ask why a safe drug consumption facility has been refused, and the extent to which the Scottish Government can take its preferred 'public health' approach
08 July 2019
MPs examine criminal justice approach to drugs
Questions focus on whether punitive rather than liberal measures are an effective response to problem drug use
28 June 2019
Home Office refuses to defend UK Government drugs policy
Refusal to appear before the Committee comes in light of evidence, indicating the need for increased support for drug users in Scotland
21 June 2019
Committee hears about social care schemes for problem drug users
Committee meet researchers, former drug users and current problem drug users, to understand their experiences of drug treatment services
18 June 2019
MSPs to examine routes into problem drug use
Committee explore the causes of problematic drug misuse in Scotland
04 June 2019
Adverse childhood experiences and mental health are drivers of drug use, MPs told
As drug deaths increase, evidence links traumatic childhood and mental health issues to problem drug use
05 May 2019
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Lords EU exit regulations: 7 March
Peers discuss health qualifications, clinical trials and medical devices
08 March 2019
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Committee examines use and misuse of drugs in Scotland
Committee look into rising drug misuse in Scotland, and whether Edinburgh has sufficient powers to tackle the problem
04 March 2019
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Lords debates medicinal safety
Members consider risks of health treatments and devices
01 March 2019
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Lords debates increase in violent crime
Youth services to combat gang culture under spotlight
30 November 2018
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