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Cannabis Reclassification And The Evening Standard

EDM number 1679 in 2001-02, proposed by Paul Flynn on 22/07/2002.

That this House congratulates the Evening Standard for its editorial comment of 6th August 2001 that 'Sooner or later Tony Blair will have to reconsider his absolute refusal to consider changes to the drugs laws'; welcomes comments by their writers on 25th October 2001 in support of 'a Home Secretary with the courage to make Whitehall's first sane announcement on cannabis in a generation, with the conclusion that the streets of London will be easier to police as a result', and on 24th October 2001 'recognises that the relaxation of cannabis laws were widely supported by those interviewed in Brixton'; and regrets the paper's recent descent into hysterical unbalanced politically motivated reporting on the Home Secretary's courageous reform.

This motion has been signed by a total of 29 MPs.

Paul Flynn22/07/2002Newport WestLabourProposed
Stephen Pound23/07/2002Ealing NorthLabourSigned
Alan Simpson23/07/2002Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Brian Iddon23/07/2002Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Jon Owen Jones23/07/2002Cardiff CentralLabour Co-operativeSigned
Lynne Jones23/07/2002Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Ann Cryer23/07/2002KeighleyLabourSigned
Rudi Vis23/07/2002Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Martin Salter24/07/2002Reading WestLabourSigned
Tony Lloyd24/07/2002Manchester CentralLabourSigned
Martin Caton24/07/2002GowerLabourSigned
Bill Etherington24/09/2002Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Derek Wyatt24/09/2002Sittingbourne & SheppeyLabourSigned
Mike Wood24/09/2002Batley & SpenLabourSigned
Desmond Turner24/09/2002Brighton, KemptownLabourSigned
Jenny Tonge24/09/2002Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
Frank Cook24/09/2002Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Harry Cohen24/09/2002Leyton & WansteadLabourSigned
Ann Clwyd24/09/2002Cynon ValleyLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell15/10/2002Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Alice Mahon16/10/2002HalifaxLabourSigned
Ian Gibson16/10/2002Norwich NorthLabourSigned
Nick Palmer17/10/2002BroxtoweLabourSigned
John McDonnell21/10/2002Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Phil Sawford22/10/2002KetteringLabourSigned
Robert Jackson31/10/2002WantageConservativeSigned
Robert Marshall-Andrews31/10/2002MedwayLabourSigned
Gerry Steinberg31/10/2002Durham, City ofLabourSigned
Michael Clapham07/11/2002Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned

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