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Problem Drug Use Bill 2019-21

Type of Bill:
Private Members' Bill (under the Ten Minute Rule)
Sponsor:
Tommy Sheppard

Progress of the Bill

Bill started in the House of Commons

  1. House of Commons
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  2. House of Lords
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  3. Consideration of Amendments
  4. Royal Assent

Next event

  • 2nd reading: House of Commons 2nd reading: House of Commons | 13.11.2020

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Latest news on the Problem Drug Use Bill 2019-21

The next stage for this Bill, Second reading, is scheduled to take place on Friday 13 November 2020.

This is a Private Members' Bill and was introduced to Parliament on Tuesday 29 September 2020 under the Ten Minute Rule.

If the text of the Bill is not yet available, please contact its sponsor, Tommy Sheppard MP, for more information.

Summary of the Problem Drug Use Bill 2019-21

A Bill to require the Secretary of State to declare problem drug use a public health emergency; to require the Secretary of State to review the effects of welfare sanctions on people who use drugs; to make the Department for Health and Social Care the lead department for drugs policy; to require the Secretary of State to respond publicly to recommendations of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs; to amend the classification of drugs in the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971; to make provision for safe drug consumption facilities; to decriminalise the possession of small quantities of drugs for personal use; to make provision about the stigmatisation of problem drug use; to amend the Equality Act 2010 to recognise drug dependence as a health condition; and for connected purposes.

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