Westminster night

Getting cross-party support

In 2021 we asked MPs and Peers to publicly acknowledge the failure of the UK’s drug laws and call to reform the 50-year-old Misuse of Drugs Act. More than 50 cross-party MPs and Peers supported our call and signed up to the following statement:

The Misuse of Drugs Act (1971) is not fit for purpose. For 50 years, it has failed to reduce drug consumption. Instead it has increased harm, damaged public health and exacerbated social inequalities.

Change cannot be delayed any longer. We need reform and new legislation to ensure that future drug policy protects human rights, promotes public health and ensures social justice.

Supportive MPs and Peers