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THE WAR ON DRUGS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 743: tabled on 29 November 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 36 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 welcomes the report from the British Medical Journal, entitled the war on drugs has failed: doctors should lead calls for drug policy reform; notes that the report argues that all wars cause human rights violations, and the war on drugs is no different. Criminally controlled drug supply markets lead to appalling violence; further notes that the report also states that this year a thorough review of the international evidence concluded that governments should decriminalise minor drug offences, strengthen health and social sector approaches, move cautiously towards regulated drug markets where possible; acknowledges the actions of organisations such as Law Enforcement Against Prohibition who continue to argue for control and regulation of drugs; and believes that when the people who have been most affected and the people that have been enforcing the current system are saying it is not working, we must respect their opinions and take time to listen and learn.

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.

Arkless, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 November 2016
Dumfries and Galloway
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 December 2016
Livingston
Boswell, Philip
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 November 2016
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 December 2016
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 November 2016
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 19 December 2016
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 November 2016
Motherwell and Wishaw
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2016
Newport West
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2017
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 December 2016
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2016
Luton North
Kerr, Calum
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 November 2016
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2016
North Norfolk
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 November 2016
Dundee West
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 8 December 2016
Brighton, Pavilion
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 30 November 2016
Belfast South
McGarry, Natalie
Independent
Signed on 30 November 2016
Glasgow East
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 December 2016
Glasgow North East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 December 2016
Falkirk
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2016
Mansfield
Mullin, Roger
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 November 2016
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 November 2016
Argyll and Bute
Paterson, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 November 2016
Stirling
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 1 December 2016
South Down
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 30 November 2016
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 30 November 2016
Strangford
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 November 2016
Edinburgh East
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 November 2016
Glasgow South West
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 November 2016
Midlothian
Thomson, Michelle
Independent
Signed on 30 November 2016
Edinburgh West

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.