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Positive thoughts for the holidays and media “silly season”

Lord Hylton

All too often, aggressors and those who want to establish illegal “facts on the ground” take advantage of the month of August, hoping that their misdeeds may escape notice. Against this background I will try to outline some positive thoughts, which might germinate during this time: 1:  Stop the execution of juvenile offenders: Young people…

British Policy on Illegal Drugs

Lord Hylton

On 7 February I had an Oral Question in the House of Lords on departmental responsibility for drugs policy, and rehabilitation of drug users. This can be found at cols 1594 – 1596 of Hansard. While the Government response was on the lines of no change, they are keen to reduce the harm caused by…