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PROGRESSIVE POLICING POLICIES ON DRUGS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2120: tabled on 27 February 2019

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 16 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House commends the pioneering Drug Diversion Scheme initiative introduced by Thames Valley Police which aims to provide a gateway to treatment for those with drug misuse problems; welcomes the progressive approaches to drug policy advocated by Police and Crime Commissioners in Durham, North Wales and the West Midlands; applauds the efforts of the Law Enforcement Action Partnership as advocates for evidence-based policies with a public health focus, rather than relying on the failed, dangerous and expensive pursuit of punitive drug policies; and calls on the Government to accept the advice of such experienced professionals in shaping a drugs policy which can cut crime, reduce harm and promote health, instead of perpetuating a dangerous and detrimental drugs policy which forever leaves the drugs market in the hands of organised crime.