Parliamentary Group

The Drugs, Alcohol & Justice Cross-Party Parliamentary Group provides an interface for professional providers of drug and alcohol treatment with parliamentarians of all parties who share an interest in these issues. The Group holds regular meetings in Parliament and is professionally coordinated by Union Services parliamentary consultancy.

We seek to focus attention on addiction issues and advocate evidence-based policies, enabling treatment services to save and transform more lives.

The Drugs, Alcohol & Justice Cross-Party Parliamentary Group has established a considerable reputation in Parliament over a number of years, meeting with Government and front bench representatives from all political parties and campaigning on numerous issues in the drugs and alcohol sector. The Group provides MPs and Peers with a unique opportunity of hearing the latest detailed information from the professionals working in the frontline of drug and alcohol treatment and from a wide range of key stakeholders in the sector.

The Group is Co-Chaired by Lord Ramsbotham and Mary Glindon MP and its programme of work is taken forward on a daily basis by Union Services consultancy, in liaison with the Providers and officers of the Group. None of the Parliamentarians receive any payment or funding for being a member of the Group.

The key sponsors who support and fund the work of the Group through the provision of the Union Services consultancy are: Blenheim, WDP and Addaction.

Download the Groups Charter for Change for more information on their current priorities.

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