Liberal Democrats demand Johnson statement on Nutt dismissal

November 2, 2009 12:06 PM

Liberal Democrat Shadow Home Secretary, Chris Huhne has tabled an UrgentQuestion demanding that Alan Johnson explain the dismissal of ProfessorNutt as Chairman of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.

The full text of the Urgent Question is below:

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make astatement on the dismissal of Professor David Nutt from the chairmanshipof the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, to set out his responseto the subsequent further resignations from that body and his assessmentof whether it can continue to be effective and to set out the widerimplications for independent scientific advice to the Government .

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