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Misuse of Drugs Act

Volume 447: debated on Wednesday 14 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the operation of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971; if he will list the statutory instruments that have been made under this Act; and what recent representations he has received on the operation of the Act. (77111)

The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 provides the legal framework for the control of drugs that are considered “dangerous or otherwise harmful”. Through the operation of the Act, the UK has a stable mechanism of drug control which allows the police and the criminal justice system to function effectively in respect of the enforcement of the Act. The Act also enables health professionals to have appropriate access to drugs that have proven medical use.

A list of the Statutory Instruments made under the Act is set out as follows.

The control of drugs gives rise to a wide variety of views and representations on the operation of the Act are regularly made across their full spectrum.

Misuse of drugs legislation—listing the statutory instruments that have been made under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (ch. 38) (as amended)

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Modification) Order 1973 (SI 1973 No. 771)

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Modification) Order 1975 (SI 1975 No. 421)

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Modification) Order 1977 (SI 1977 No. 1243)

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Modification) Order 1979 (SI 1979 No. 299)

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Modification) Order 1983 (SI 1983 No. 765)

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Modification) Order 1984 (SI 1984 No. 859)

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Modification) Order 1985 (SI 1985 No. 1995)

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Modification) Order 1986 (SI 1986 No. 2230)

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Modification) Order 1989 (SI 1989 No. 1340)

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Modification) Order 1990 (SI 1990 No. 2589)

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Modification) Order 1995 (SI 1995 No. 1966)

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Modification) Order 1996 (SI 1996 No. 1300)

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Modification) Order 1998 (SI 1998 No. 750)

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Modification) Order 2001 (SI 2001 No. 3932)

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Modification) Order 2003 (SI 2003 No. 1243)

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Modification) (No. 2) Order 2003 (SI 2003 No. 3201)

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2005 (SI 2005 No. 3178)

Misuse of Drugs Regulations 1985 (SI 1985 No. 2066)

Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Regulations 1986 (SI 1986 No. 2330)

Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Regulations 1988 (SI 1988 No. 916)

Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Regulations 1989 (SI 1989 No. 1460)

Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Regulations 1990 (SI 1990 No. 2630)

Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Regulations 1995 (SI 1995 No. 2048)

Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1995 (SI 1995 No. 3244)

Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Regulations 1996 (SI 1996 No. 1597)

Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (SI 1998 No. 882)

Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Regulations 1999 (SI 1999 No. 1404)

Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 (SI 2001 No. 3998)—consolidated the 1985 Regulations and subsequent amendments made from 1986-99 above

Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (SI 2003 No. 1432)

Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2003 (SI 2003 No. 1653)

Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2003 (SI 2003 No. 2429)

Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (SI 2005 No. 271)

Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) (No, 2) Regulations 2005 (SI 2005 No. 1653)

Misuse of Drugs and Misuse of Drugs (Supply to Addicts) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (SI 2005 No. 2864)

Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2005 (SI 2005 No. 3372)

Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No. 986)

Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No. 1450)

Misuse of Drugs (Designation) Order 1986 (SI 1986 No. 2331)

Misuse of Drugs (Designation) (Variation) Order 1990 (SI 1990 No. 2631)

Misuse of Drugs (Designation) (Variation) Order 1995 (SI 1995 No. 2047)

Misuse of Drugs (Designation) (Variation) Order 1998 (SI 1998 No. 881)

Misuse of Drugs (Designation) Order 2001 (SI 2001 No. 3997)—consolidated 1986-98 Designation Orders

Misuse of Drugs (Designation) (Amendment) Order 2005 (SI 2005 No. 1652)

Misuse of Drugs (Safe Custody) Regulations 1973 (SI 1973 No. 798)

Misuse of Drugs (Safe Custody) (Amendment) Regulations 1974 (SI 1974 No. 1449)

Misuse of Drugs (Safe Custody) (Amendment) Regulations 1975 (SI 1975 No. 294)

Misuse of Drugs (Safe Custody) (Amendment) Regulations 1984 SI 1984 No. 1146)

Misuse of Drugs (Safe Custody) (Amendment) Regulations 1985 (SI 1985 No. 2067)

Misuse of Drugs (Safe Custody) (Amendment) Regulations 1986 (SI 1986 No. 2332)

Misuse of Drugs (Safe Custody) (Amendment) Regulations 1999 (SI 1999 No. 1403)

Misuse of Drugs (Notification of and Supply to Addicts) Regulations 1973 (SI 1973 No. 799)

Misuse of Drugs (Notification of and Supply to Addicts) (Amendment) Regulations 1983 (SI 1983 No. 1909)

Misuse of Drugs (Supply to Addicts) Regulations 1997 (SI 1997 No. 1001)—revoked the 1973 and 1983 Regulations above

Misuse of Drugs and Misuse of Drugs (Supply to Addicts) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (SI 2005 No. 2864)