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Drug Deaths

EDM number 327 in 2017-18, proposed by Mary Glindon on 14/09/2017.
Categorised under the topics of Death, Drugs misuse and Health education and preventive medicine.

That this House is alarmed at the 3,744 drug-related deaths registered in England and Wales and the 867 registered in Scotland in 2016; notes with dismay that these rates are far higher than those across Europe; further notes that the majority of these deaths involved an opiate, mostly heroin or morphine; is further alarmed at the threat posed by the far deadlier opiate Fentanyl, which has had a devastating effect in the US and is now causing deaths across the UK; recommends the availability of life-saving Naloxone, which can reverse the effects of opioid overdose, be accelerated as a matter of urgency; and calls on the Government to follow the recommendations of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs and ensure that funding for drug treatment is prioritised and protected in order to address the current crisis.

This motion has been signed by a total of 18 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Mary Glindon14/09/2017North TynesideLabourProposed
Chris Stephens09/10/2017Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySeconded
Caroline Lucas09/10/2017Brighton, PavilionGreenSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins09/10/2017Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Liz Saville Roberts09/10/2017Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSeconded
Ian Mearns09/10/2017GatesheadLabourSeconded
Paul Flynn09/10/2017Newport WestLabourSigned
Grahame Morris09/10/2017EasingtonLabourSigned
Jim Shannon09/10/2017StrangfordDUPSigned
Lady Hermon10/10/2017North DownIndependentSigned
George Howarth10/10/2017KnowsleyLabourSigned
David Simpson10/10/2017Upper BannDUPSigned
Jim Cunningham10/10/2017Coventry SouthLabourSigned
10/10/2017HartlepoolLabourSigned
Alison Thewliss11/10/2017Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
Ronnie Campbell11/10/2017Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Marie Rimmer11/10/2017St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Ronnie Cowan12/10/2017InverclydeScottish National PartySigned

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