Psychoactive Substances Bill [HL]

Explanatory Notes

Annex A - Glossary

1971 Act

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971

ACMD

Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs

Affirmative procedure

Statutory instruments that are subject to the "affirmative procedure" must be approved by both the House of Commons and House of Lords to become law.

CEMA

Customs and Excise Management Act 1979

NCA

National Crime Agency

Negative procedure

Statutory instruments that are subject to the "negative procedure" automatically become law unless there is an objection from the House of Commons or House of Lords.

PACE

Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984

PACE NI

Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989

PCSO

Police Community Support Officer

POCA

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

TCDO

Temporary Class Drug Order

Prepared 22nd July 2015