Monthly Archives: May 2012

Letter from Jim Dobbin MP to the Rt. Hon. Iain Duncan Smith MP, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (28 May 2012)

The Rt. Hon. Iain Duncan Smith MP Department for Work and Pensions Caxton House Tothill Street London SW1H 9DA 28 May 2012 Dear Iain, I am writing to you in my capacity as chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group … Continue reading

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Emails between Mick Behan and Anne Milton, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health (17 May 2012)

Email from Mick Behan, APPGITA Researcher, to Anne Milton MP May 17, 2012 Dear Anne, Thank you for your email concerning the APPGITA circulation list. Jim Dobbin MP, chair of the APPGITA has asked me to provide you with the following … Continue reading

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Email from John Perrott to Earl Howe, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health (15 May 2012)

Dear Earl Howe, Attached is a FOI response on behalf of Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, Brent, Harrow, Hounslow, Hillingdon and Ealing PCTs. This is a typical response I have received from PCTs in England and directly contradicts statements and assertions … Continue reading

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Professor Ashton’s comments on the latest draft of the consensus statement (15 May 2012)

It is wrong to consider addiction to over-the-counter medicines together with iatrogenic addiction to prescribed tranquillisers and hypnotics.  The two populations of drug users are completely different and, though both may be addicted, the causes of the addiction and the … Continue reading

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Email from John Perrott to Earl Howe, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health (13 May 2012)

Dear Earl Howe, I am writing to you as it has come to my attention that in all communications including correspondence and debates, neither you or Anne Milton MP or the DH has used the term involuntary tranquilliser addiction but … Continue reading

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Email from Josh Jarrett to Mark Edgington, Senior Policy Advisor, Department of Health (11 May 2012)

Dear Mark, Thank you for sending me the update of the draft consensus statement and your updated version of the notes of the roundtable meeting on addiction to medicines held on 15 March 2012. My comments are as follows: 1. I see … Continue reading

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Email from Mary Heaton, Ministerial Correspondence and Public Enquiries, Department of Health to Barry Haslam (01 May 2012)

Our ref: DE00000694144 Dear Mr Haslam, Thank you for your email of 10 April about access to NHS treatment for benzodiazepine addiction. I have been asked to reply. The report from the National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse on addiction to medicines … Continue reading

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