The following Early Day Motion has been tabled in the UK parliament
"That this House notes the serious harm caused by drugs; recognises the need for evidence-based policy making with a clear focus on prevention and harm-reduction; and calls on the Government to establish an independent panel tasked with carrying out an impact assessment of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, reviewing the approach adopted by other countries, and making recommendations for reform."
It has so far been supported by
|Tom Brake||09/11/2011||Carshalton & Wallington||Liberal Democrat||Proposed|
|Peter Bottomley||09/11/2011||Worthing West||Conservative||Seconded|
|Bob Ainsworth||09/11/2011||Coventry North East||Labour||Seconded|
|Caroline Lucas||09/11/2011||Brighton, Pavilion||Green||Seconded|
|Julian Huppert||09/11/2011||Cambridge||Liberal Democrat||Seconded|
|Paul Flynn||09/11/2011||Newport West||Labour||Seconded|
|John McDonnell||09/11/2011||Hayes & Harlington||Labour||Signed|
|Andrew George||10/11/2011||St Ives||Liberal Democrat||Signed|
|Jonathan Edwards||10/11/2011||Carmarthen East||Plaid Cymru||Signed|
You can follow the list of signatories of this EDM here, and find out more about EDMs here.
Transform urges UK supporters to contact your local MP and encourage them to support this EDM (see comments below - this can really help, not least because there are many EDMs and MPs are not always aware of them all). You can also be clear that it is a call for an evidence based policy - not any given policy position, or party position.
Transform has been campaigning for an Impact Assessment for a number of years (see here for more information). You can find out more about Impact Assessments by reading this briefing produced by Transform and the International Drug Policy Consortium.