Drugs, Alcohol and Justice APPG

First Registered: 29/12/2021 • Last updated on: 29/12/2021

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To provide a policy forum for frontline drug and alcohol treatment sector providers and interested parliamentarians with a focus on evidence-based harm reduction, treatment and recovery. We believe in evidence, not prejudice, in policy – and treatment, not punishment, in practice.

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Recent Documents related to Drugs, Alcohol and Justice

1. Drug misuse: findings from the 2018 to 2019 CSEW
19/09/2019 - Home Office
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Found: Scientific Adviser Policy leads, Drug and Alcohol Unit (4) Press Officers, Cri me & Community

2. Esther Ting Memorial Professor Keith Humphreys - written evidence
07/05/2019 - Inquiry: Drugs policy - Health and Social Care Committee
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Found: majority of people in the criminal justice system have problems with alcohol use, illicit drug use, or both

3. Harm Reduction Group - written evidence
02/07/2019 - Inquiry: Drugs policy - Health and Social Care Committee
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Found: Victoria Atkins, the Minister with responsibility for Drugs, to our last letter on DCRs, the day after we sent

4. Circular 009/2019: third generation synthetic cannabinoids update
15/11/2019 - Home Office
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Found: December. Hide message Home Crime, justice and law Correspondence

5. Drugs, Alcohol & Justice Cross-Party Parliamentary Group - written evidence
07/05/2019 - Inquiry: Drugs policy - Health and Social Care Committee
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Found: evidence - Drugs, Alcohol & Justice Cross-Party Parliamentary GroupDRP0050 Written evidence from Drugs, Alcohol

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Recent Speeches related to Drugs, Alcohol and Justice

1. Dame Carol Black’s Independent Review of Drugs Report
27/10/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: considered Dame Carol Black’s independent review of drugs report.It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship - Speech Link
2: alcoholism in particular is treated urgently, along with drugs, and that help needs to be given to families for - Speech Link
3: urgent and effective action to tackle the violent drugs market, alongside purposeful efforts to rebuild - Speech Link

2. Ten-Year Drugs Strategy
06/12/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: drug use, which has been published today.Illegal drugs inflict devastation on a horrifying scale. The impact - Speech Link

3. Drugs Policy
23/10/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: considered drugs policy.The UK’s drugs policy is not just a combination of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 - Speech Link

4. Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2021
17/05/2021 - Grand Committee

1: provided by the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, which has helped to inform the order before the - Speech Link

5. Drug Treatment Services
16/07/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: including the Hepatitis C Trust, Release, the Alcohol Health Alliance UK, the Local Government Association - Speech Link
2: budgets have been cut every year since 2013, with alcohol and drug treatment services facing the biggest - Speech Link
3: aware that crime prevention orders and drug and alcohol treatment orders attached to sentences have fallen - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Drugs, Alcohol and Justice
1. Foetal Alcohol Syndrome
asked by: Lord Watson of Invergowrie
24/11/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government when they estimate that the NICE quality standard on foetal alcohol spectrum disorder will be published.

2. Foetal Alcohol Syndrome
asked by: Navendu Mishra
07/12/2021
... what steps his Department is taking to increase (a) knowledge of and (b) training on Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders for NHS health professionals.

3. Foetal Alcohol Syndrome
asked by: Tulip Siddiq
20/10/2020
... what the average waiting time was for children to be diagnosed with foetal alcohol spectrum disorders in each of the last five years; and what steps his Department is taking to reduce those waiting times.

4. Foetal Alcohol Syndrome
asked by: Peter Gibson
01/10/2020
... what strategy his Department has to tackle Foetal Alcohol Syndrome; and what steps his Department is taking to make pregnant mothers aware of the risks to their unborn child of the consumption of alcohol.

5. Foetal Alcohol Syndrome
asked by: Lord Watson of Invergowrie
29/12/2020
... where information on the number of children diagnosed as having foetal alcohol spectrum disorder is held.

Latest Questions
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15 Current APPG Officers
Dan Carden Portrait
Dan Carden
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Liverpool, Walton
Joined: 29th December 2021
Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede Portrait
Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 29th December 2021
John McDonnell Portrait
John McDonnell
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Hayes and Harlington
Joined: 29th December 2021
Ronnie Cowan Portrait
Ronnie Cowan
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Inverclyde
Joined: 29th December 2021
Kenny MacAskill Portrait
Kenny MacAskill
Vice Chair
Alba Party - East Lothian
Joined: 29th December 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Dan Carden MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 2673.

Email: dan.carden.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Richard Hanford, Solidarity Consulting, 66 Quadrant Court, Wembley, Middlesex HA9 0BY. Tel: 07792 866 651

Email: richardj.hanford@parliament.uk

Secretariat:

Solidarity Consulting acts as the group's secretariat. http://www.solidarityconsulting.org.uk/

Benefits in Kind
Date
1 Dec 2021
Source
Solidarity Consulting
Description
Solidarity Consulting is paid by the following to act as the group's secretariat: Humankind, WDP, and With You   From : 01/12/2021 To : 30/11/2022
Value
£19,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Drugs, Alcohol and Justice APPG