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Drug Deaths

EDM number 327 in 2017-19, 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 26 MPs.

Mary Glindon14/09/2017North TynesideLabourProposed
Ian Mearns09/10/2017GatesheadLabourSeconded
Liz Saville Roberts09/10/2017Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins09/10/2017Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Caroline Lucas09/10/2017Brighton, PavilionGreenSeconded
Chris Stephens09/10/2017Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySeconded
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
Mike Hill10/10/2017HartlepoolLabourSigned
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
Hugh Gaffney16/10/2017Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSigned
David Linden16/10/2017Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Ruth George17/10/2017High PeakLabourSigned
Norman Lamb23/10/2017North NorfolkLiberal DemocratSigned
Douglas Chapman24/10/2017Dunfermline and West FifeScottish National PartySigned
Ben Lake25/10/2017CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Hywel Williams31/10/2017ArfonPlaid CymruSigned
Chris Williamson25/01/2018Derby NorthLabourSigned

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