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EDM (Early Day Motion) 446: tabled on 30 October 2014

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 23 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

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

Motion text

That this House acknowledges the failure of the global War on Drugs; recognises that this approach increases gross human rights violations and the spread of hepatitis C; shares the view of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime that drug addiction is a health problem and not a crime; and calls on the Government to commit to meaningful engagement at the UN General Assembly Special Session on drugs in New York in 2016, by giving urgent and comprehensive consideration to evidence-based alternative strategies including the legal regulation of drugs, as advocated by the Global Commission on Drug Policy.

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There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.