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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1679: tabled on 22 July 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 29 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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Motion text

That this House congratulates the Evening Standard for its editorial comment of 6th August 2001 that 'Sooner or later Tony Blair will have to reconsider his absolute refusal to consider changes to the drugs laws'; welcomes comments by their writers on 25th October 2001 in support of 'a Home Secretary with the courage to make Whitehall's first sane announcement on cannabis in a generation, with the conclusion that the streets of London will be easier to police as a result', and on 24th October 2001 'recognises that the relaxation of cannabis laws were widely supported by those interviewed in Brixton'; and regrets the paper's recent descent into hysterical unbalanced 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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

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leave out from 'corrageous' and insert 'half-hearted'.
Liberal Democrat, Oxford West and Abingdon
EDM 1679A1: tabled on 31 October 2002