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Westminster Hall Order of Business

22 May 2003

Westminster Hall

At 2.30 p.m.

Oral Questions on Tackling Drugs

Relevant departments: Home; Health; Education and Skills;
Lord Chancellor's; and HM Treasury.

*1 Mr David Rendel (Newbury):    What assessment he has made of the proportion of pupils who have had experience of (a) soft and (b) hard drugs by the time they leave school, broken down by (i) independent and (ii) maintained schools.
*2 Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland):    If the Government will make a statement on progress towards the licensing of cannabis for medicinal purposes.
*3 Huw Irranca-Davies (Ogmore):    If the Government will make a statement on treatment and rehabilitation for drugs misuse.
*4 Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):    What assessment has been made of the link between drug abuse and gang culture.
*5 Mr John Grogan (Selby):    If the Government will make a statement on its policy towards dealing with the problems associated with benzodiazepine addiction.
*6 Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):    When the Government expects to have in place a nationwide drug education programme for 10 year olds; and if the Government will make a statement.
*7 Linda Gilroy (Plymouth, Sutton):    What steps are being taken to prevent those who leave prison from committing drug-related offences.
*8 Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    What steps the Government is taking to tackle organised gangs funded from the proceeds of drug sales.
*9 Mr Martin Salter (Reading West):    What progress has been made in reducing the time between the issuing of a Drug Treatment and Testing Order and its implementation.
*10 Mr Michael Connarty (Falkirk East):    What joint actions have been put in place with his EU counterparts to prevent the entry of drugs to the UK through the enlarged EU.
*11 Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    What initiatives the Government is taking to combat the drugs problem in rural areas and market towns.
*12 John Mann (Bassetlaw):    What the minimum professional qualification is for making an assessment of heroin addiction treatment needs.
*13 Mr Wayne David (Caerphilly):    What steps the Government is taking to increase the level of drug awareness in schools.
        Up to one hour (by direction of the Chairman of Ways and Means: Standing Order No 10(3)).

At 3.30 p.m.



[3.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.]

      The Prime Minister

        That the sitting be now adjourned.

        Proposed subject for debate: Urban Charging Schemes—First Report from the Transport Committee, Session 2002-03, HC 390-I, and the Government's response thereto, Cm 5818.

        Debate may continue for three hours after 2.30 p.m., not including any periods of suspension owing to divisions being called in the House or a Committee of the whole House (Standing Order No. 10).

Notes:* Indicates a question for oral answer.

[R] indicates that the Member has declared a relevant interest.

Questions for oral answer not reached receive a written answer.
Supplementary questions will also be asked.


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