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DRUG DEATHS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 327: tabled on 14 September 2017

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 26 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House is alarmed at the 3,744 drug-related deaths registered in England and Wales and the 867 registered in Scotland in 2016; notes with dismay that these rates are far higher than those across Europe; further notes that the majority of these deaths involved an opiate, mostly heroin or morphine; is further alarmed at the threat posed by the far deadlier opiate Fentanyl, which has had a devastating effect in the US and is now causing deaths across the UK; recommends the availability of life-saving Naloxone, which can reverse the effects of opioid overdose, be accelerated as a matter of urgency; and calls on the Government to follow the recommendations of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs and ensure that funding for drug treatment is prioritised and protected in order to address the current crisis.

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There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.