Drug deaths: Right to Recovery Bill lodged at Holyrood

Drug deaths: Right to Recovery Bill lodged at Holyrood

May 30, 2022 by BBC News - Scotland

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  • He said it "ought to shame the SNP government who have presided over the huge rise in numbers", and claimed the Conservative bill could be a "game-changer" if it became law.
  • He said a long-term commitment was required to stop the Tory proposals becoming "a fig leaf to cover the failure of SNP and Conservative parliamentarians to grasp the thistle of drug policy reform".
  • Image source, Getty Images Image caption, The Scottish government's drugs policy minister Angela Constance says the Scottish government is working to "turn the tide on drug deaths" The Scottish government's drugs policy minister Angela Constance insisted that the Scottish government was working to "turn the tide on drug deaths" and had invested £250m.
  • She told Good Morning Scotland she would take a view on whether the Scottish government would back the bill once it had been published, adding: "I have an open mind about whether, at some point, we need to legislate."

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