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Volume 958: debated on Thursday 16 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has had any recommendations from the Advisory Council on Misuse of Drugs regarding the treatment of cannabis offenders; and whether he will make a statement.

I expect to receive the advisory council's report on its review of the classification of drugs and of penalties under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 shortly.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if he will list the number of prosecutions for permitting premises to be used for dealing in cannabis in each of the last three years;

opening hours of take-away food shops in residential areas, in the light of the nuisance that is caused by such shops to local residents.

So far as I can tell at present there is not likely to be time for such a Bill in the Government's programme this Session.