New psychoactive substances
- This consultation has completed. It ran from Thursday, 3 July 2014 to Friday, 17 October 2014
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Response to the consultation
Evidence submitted in response to this Consultation
- LH 01 South Wales Police PDF 159 KB View as HTML (2) 9 KB
- LH 01 South Wales Police - Annex A PDF 1 MB
- LH 02 National Offender Management Service PDF 285 KB View as HTML (4) 30 KB
- LH 03 The British Psychological Society PDF 384 KB
- LH 04 Turning Point PDF 272 KB View as HTML (6) 30 KB
- LH 05 The Police Federation of England and Wales. PDF 231 KB
- LH 06 Welsh Heads of Trading Standards (WHoTS) PDF 399 KB View as HTML (8) 27 KB
- LH 07 Drugstraining.com PDF 183 KB View as HTML (9) 40 KB
- LH 08 WLGA PDF 199 KB View as HTML (10) 42 KB
- LH 09 UKChemicalresearch PDF 312 KB View as HTML (11) 24 KB
- LH 10 Royal College of Psychiatrists in Wales PDF 248 KB View as HTML (12) 30 KB
- LH 11 Angelus Foundation PDF 431 KB View as HTML (13) 29 KB
- LH 12 North Wales Police PDF 8 MB
- LH 13 DrugScope PDF 307 KB View as HTML (15) 18 KB
- LH 14 Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board PDF 226 KB View as HTML (16) 9 KB
- LH 15 Aneurin Bevan University Health Board PDF 632 KB View as HTML (17) 43 KB
- LH 16 Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board PDF 149 KB View as HTML (18) 17 KB
- LH 17 Public Health Wales PDF 195 KB View as HTML (19) 51 KB
- LH 18 HM Inspectorate of Prisons PDF 347 KB
- LH 19 TARIAN Regional Organised Crime Unit PDF 572 KB
- LH 20 Hywel Dda University Health Board PDF 289 KB
- LH 21 Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust PDF 401 KB View as HTML (23) 103 KB
- LH 22 Gwent Police and Crime Commissioner PDF 200 KB View as HTML (24) 30 KB
- Additional information
- LH AI 01 TICTAC PDF 34 KB View as HTML (26) 9 KB
- LH AI 02 European Commission PDF 129 KB View as HTML (27) 12 KB
- LH AI 03 Association of Chief Trading Standards Officers (ACTSO) PDF 288 KB View as HTML (28) 23 KB
- LH AI 04 Welsh Government PDF 158 KB View as HTML (29) 12 KB
- LH AI 05 PACE (Partners and Communities Engaging) PDF 523 KB View as HTML (30) 133 KB
- LH AI 06 Government of Ireland PDF 131 KB View as HTML (31) 16 KB
- LH AI 07 Public Health Wales PDF 175 KB View as HTML (32) 13 KB
Purpose of the consultation
The National Assembly for Wales’ Health and Social Care Committee undertook an inquiry into new psychoactive substances.
The Committee considered the
following areas as part of its inquiry:
- How to raise awareness of the harms associated with the use of new psychoactive substances among the public and those working in the relevant public services.
- The capacity of local services across Wales to raise awareness of – and deal with the impact of – the harms associated with the use of new psychoactive substances.
- The effectiveness of data collection and reporting on the use of new psychoactive substances in Wales and their effects.
- The possible legislative approaches to tackling the issue of new psychoactive substances, at both Welsh Government and UK Government level.
- How effectively a partnership approach to tackling the issue of new psychoactive substances in Wales is being coordinated, both within Wales and between the Welsh and UK Governments.
- International evidence on approaches taken to new psychoactive substances in other countries.
To note: New psychoactive substances (often referred to as “legal highs”) are drugs which have been synthesised to mimic the effects of illegal drugs and which are sought for intoxicant use. Because they are newly created, they are not automatically controlled under drugs legislation (in the UK, the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971). The term may also include substances of herbal origin (“herbal highs”).
The consultation has now closed.
Should you wish to speak to someone regarding this consultation, please use the below contact details:
Health and Social Care Committee - Fourth Assembly
Telephone: 0300 200 6565