Only 21 out of 650 MPs Attend Parliamentary Debate on UK Drug Laws

Only 21 out of a possible 650 MPs turned up to a Parliamentary debate to discuss UK drugs policy following a report suggesting there is no link between tough laws and levels of illegal substance abuse.

The groundbreaking Home Office report, the first time ever the government has highlighted the potential benefits of decriminalising drugs, said there is "no obvious relationship" between imposing penalties for drug taking and levels of drug use after examining polices in other countries.

The report, commissioned by the Liberal Democrat crime prevention minister Norman Baker, caused a rift between the coalition government, with Nick Clegg and David Cameron expressing opposing views on the current drug laws in the UK and the Home Office itself rejecting its findings.

The Commons debate, brought forward by Green Party MP for Brighton Pavilion Caroline Lucas, argued there should be an "evidence-based approach" in the country's drug policies and urged...

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