Drug Policy Reform APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 14/07/2021

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To enable debate about evidence-based drug policy reform that promotes the overall public good.

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Recent Documents related to Drug Policy Reform

1. Community pharmacy drug reimbursement reform
23/07/2019 - Department of Health and Social Care
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Found: consult on. What are the policy objectives and the intended effects? The policy objective is to ensure

2. The International Drugs Policy Unit, LSE - written evidence
07/05/2019 - Inquiry: Drugs policy - Health and Social Care Committee
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Found: International Drugs Policy Unit, LSEDRP0059 Written evidence from the International Drugs Policy Unit LSE Submission

3. Health Poverty Action - written evidence
04/06/2019 - Inquiry: Drugs policy - Health and Social Care Committee
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Found: pursuing change in their own communities. We view drug prohibition as one of the core drivers of poverty

4. University of the West of Scotland - written evidence
30/04/2019 - Inquiry: Problem drug use in Scotland - Scottish Affairs Committee
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Found: and Drugs studies at UWS.  He acts as a Consultant drug Expert Witness in legal cases.  He also has presented

5. DrugScience - written evidence
07/05/2019 - Inquiry: Drugs policy - Health and Social Care Committee
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Found: resulting from drug use is enormous, as estimated in a wide range of studies.•    Rates of drug-related overdose

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Drug Policy Reform

1. Misuse of Drugs Act
17/06/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: controlled drugs, eliminate illegal drug markets and reduce the harms of drug use; it is not working. The data - Speech Link

2. Problem Drug Use
29/09/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: require the Secretary of State to declare problem drug use a public health emergency; to require the Secretary - Speech Link

3. Dangerous Drugs
03/07/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: have seen exactly the damage that comes from that drug. Will he confirm that this statutory instrument - Speech Link
2: in that respect. In Scotland, we have had 1,000 drug deaths in the past year. The Select Committee on - Speech Link
3: we must ensure that neither this change to drug policy nor any other adds to the problems that we already - Speech Link

4. Drug Treatment Services
16/07/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: beg to move,That this House has considered drug treatment services.It is a pleasure to see - Speech Link

5. Drugs Policy
23/10/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: this House has considered drugs policy.The UK’s drugs policy is not just a combination of the - Speech Link
2: consistent data on drug deaths in England and Wales from 1993. Those figures show an increase in drug misuse mortality - Speech Link
3: cross-party parliamentary group, on the topic of drug-related deaths, where we heard Rudi Fortson QC explain - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Drug Policy Reform
1. Drug Seizures
asked by: Lord Kennedy of Southwark
13/02/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total value of class A drugs seized in the UK for each year since 2010.

2. Drug Seizures
asked by: Lord Kennedy of Southwark
13/02/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total value of class B drugs seized in the UK in each year since 2010.

3. Drug Seizures
asked by: Ronnie Cowan
27/02/2019
... (c) cannabis and (d) ecstasy out of business.

4. Drug Seizures
asked by: Ronnie Cowan
21/02/2019
... (c) cocaine and (d) ecstasy that was seized in each year since 2008.

5. Drug Seizures
asked by: Ronnie Cowan
12/02/2019
... and what estimate he has made of those seizures as a proportion of the total amount of illegal drugs consumed in the UK in each of the last five years.

Latest Questions
9 Current APPG Officers
Jeff Smith Portrait
Jeff Smith
Co-Chair
Labour - Manchester, Withington
Joined: 28th September 2017
Baroness Meacher Portrait
Baroness Meacher
Co-Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Ronnie Cowan Portrait
Ronnie Cowan
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Inverclyde
Joined: 28th September 2017
Lord Norton of Louth Portrait
Lord Norton of Louth
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Crispin Blunt MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 2254.

Email: crispinbluntmp@parliament.uk

Group's Website:

http://www.drugpolicyreform.net/

Benefits in Kind
Date
4 Jul 2018
Source
Frank Warburton Consultancy
Description
Secretariat   From : 04/07/2018 To : 03/07/2019
Value
£10,501
Date
4 Jul 2017
Source
Frank Warburton Consultancy
Description
Secretariat   From : 04/07/2017 To : 04/07/2018
Value
£19,501
Date
4 Jul 2017
Source
Frank Warburton Consultancy
Description
Secretariat   From : 04/07/2017 To : 03/07/2018
Value
£19,501
Date
12 Jul 2016
Source
Frank Warburton Consultancy
Description
Secretariat   From : 12/07/2016 To : 12/07/2017
Value
£21,001
Date
1 Jan 2015
Source
Frank Warburton Consultancy
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2015 To : 31/12/2015
Value
£22,501
Financial Benefits Received
Date
2 Mar 2021
Source
UNITE Global Parliamentary Network (via Frank Warburton)
Value
£10,340
Date
26 Jan 2018
Source
Open Society Foundation
Value
£58,057
Date
9 May 2016
Source
AB Charitable Trust
Value
£4,400
Former APPG Officers
Paul Sweeney Portrait
Paul Sweeney
Vice Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Former Member for Glasgow North East
Joined: 31st July 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Paul Flynn Portrait
Paul Flynn
Vice-Chair
Labour - Former Member for Newport West
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 13th February 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Baroness Walmsley Portrait
Baroness Walmsley
Vice-Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 18th July 2018
Lord Howarth of Newport Portrait
Lord Howarth of Newport
Vice-Chair & Treasurer
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 18th July 2018
Paul Monaghan Portrait
Paul Monaghan
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Former Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Paddick Portrait
Lord Paddick
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 21st July 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017