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Peter Krykant and drug consumption van facility

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1079: tabled on 02 November 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 28 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House is concerned to learn that Peter Krykant, who recently set-up a drug consumption van in Glasgow city centre, has been charged and cautioned by Police Scotland; understands that Mr Krykant set up the facility in an attempt to help and support people with addictions; firmly believes that the work he is doing helps to reduce harm and save lives; is grateful for the action taken by a volunteer of the service to save the life of an individual recently by administering Naloxone; is aware that individuals are being driven to these types of interventions as a result of Home Office opposition to the establishment of a Supervised Drug Consumption Facility (SDCF); urges Ministers to view this critical issue not as a criminal justice one, but through the lens of public health and in the context of increasing numbers of drug-related deaths across the UK, in order to properly support people with addictions; and demands that the Government amend the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 immediately to allow for SDCFs to operate legally.

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.

Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 November 2020
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 November 2020
Bath
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 November 2020
Argyll and Bute
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 November 2020
Dundee West
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 November 2020
Gordon
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 November 2020
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 November 2020
Motherwell and Wishaw
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 November 2020
Glasgow South West
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 10 November 2020
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 10 November 2020
Arfon
MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 November 2020
East Lothian
Chamberlain, Wendy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 November 2020
North East Fife
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2020
Jarrow
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 11 November 2020
Brighton, Pavilion
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 November 2020
Edinburgh East
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2020
Hayes and Harlington
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 November 2020
Falkirk
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 November 2020
Ceredigion
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 November 2020
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 18 November 2020
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2020
Liverpool, Wavertree
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 December 2020
Glasgow North East

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.