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Drugs: Misuse

Question for Home Office

UIN 25705, tabled on 1 July 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June 2020 to Question 11461 on Drugs: Misuse, for what reason the crimes referred to in that Answer that would be associated with a medically supervised drug consumption clinic do not apply to (a) needle and syringe programmes for injecting drug users and (b) other programmes and services that engage those users.

Answered on

6 July 2021

Needle and syringe programmes and other programmes and services that engage drug users do not involve the organiser condoning and facilitating consumption of controlled drugs on the premises, nor do they create spaces where police enforcement of the law in relation to drug possession and supply is compromised.

Drug Consumption Rooms would not be lawful in the UK due to the offences which would be committed in the course of running such a facility.

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