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Drugs: Crime

Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 13 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she plans to introduce a penalty notice for disorder as a sanction for the possession of (a) any other Class B drugs besides cannabis and (c) any Class C drugs. (241602)

No. The Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 (Amendment) Order 2009 seeks to extend the Penalty Notice for Disorder Scheme to the possession of cannabis only. There are no plans to extend the scheme to other Class B drugs or any Class C drugs.