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Dame Carol Black's independent review of drugs

EDM (Early Day Motion) 293: tabled on 12 March 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 14 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House acknowledges the importance of Professor Dame Carol Black's informative and insightful Independent Review of Drugs; notes that her research reveals that while the cost to society of illegal drugs is estimated at £20 billion per year, only £600 million is spent on treatment and prevention; further notes that her analysis confirms that problem drug use is highly connected to poverty and that those problems blight our most deprived communities; believes that problem drug use has reached the level of a public health emergency; and calls on the Government to tackle the disinvestment highlighted by the Review by reversing the cuts to drug treatment that have exacerbated this tragic situation.