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CANNABIS RECLASSIFICATION AND THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1678: tabled on 22 July 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 30 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

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Motion text

That this House congratulates the Daily Telegraph for its editorial comments 'They (the Conservatives) could win themselves broad support by allowing decriminalisation (of cannabis) for a trial period, a position we first advocated six months ago. It would begin to take power away from criminals' (9th October 2000); welcomes its view that decriminalisation is unlikely to succeed if applied only to one small area of London and that an experimental change in the law is needed everywhere (28th March 2001); and regrets the paper's recent descent into hysterical politically motivated reporting on the Home Secretary's courageous reform.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 24 September 2002
Leyton and Wanstead
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 24 September 2002
Stockton North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Keighley
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 24 September 2002
Sunderland North
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2002
Norwich North
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Bolton South East
Jackson, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 2002
Wantage
Jones, Mr Jon Owen
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Cardiff Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2002
Manchester Central
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2002
Halifax
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2002
Medway
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2002
Hayes and Harlington
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2002
Broxtowe
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Ealing North
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2002
Reading West
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2002
Kettering
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Nottingham South
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2002
City of Durham
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 September 2002
Richmond Park
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 24 September 2002
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Finchley and Golders Green
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 24 September 2002
Batley and Spen
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 24 September 2002
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

CANNABIS RECLASSIFICATION AND THE DAILY TELEGRAPH (Amendment 1)
leave out 'corrageous' and insert 'half-hearted'.
Liberal Democrat, Oxford West and Abingdon
1
signature
EDM 1678A1: tabled on 31 October 2002