Drugs misuse

Lords debates Health Service Safety Investigations Bill

Members discuss key purpose and principles of bill

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

Home Office minister questioned on UK Government drugs policy

Committee will explore whether a more health-based approach to tackling drugs misuse is needed

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

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

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Title Date
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