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Committee on Drugs Use: Decriminalisation, Depenalisation, Diversion and Legalisation of Drugs: Discussion (Resumed) (9 Jul 2024)

“I thank the witnesses. I will start with Ms Wilson. In her opening statement, she spoke about historic de facto decriminalisation, which was about police using their discretion. Was there a disproportionate impact with that discretion on black, brown, minority and indigenous communities?”

Committee on Drugs Use: Decriminalisation, Depenalisation, Diversion and Legalisation of Drugs: Discussion (Resumed) (9 Jul 2024)

“I thank Ms Wilson. Senator Ruane spoke about prevention and education. It was clear in the opening statements from the witnesses that there were gaps that should have been filled, complementary to the pace of change for decriminalisation. Could the witnesses talk about what those might be?”

Committee on Drugs Use: Decriminalisation, Depenalisation, Diversion and Legalisation of Drugs: Discussion (Resumed) (9 Jul 2024)

“Ms Wilson almost pre-empted my next question. I wanted to talk about drug testing. She referred to the increased toxicity of substances. What is the regime or scheme around testing? Is there any sense of diversionary tactics? She said the police have limited powers with decriminalisation. What would she suggest might be an appropriate diversionary tactic?”

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  • Has spoken in 10 committee discussions and Dáil debates since entering the Oireachtas. No comparison to other members is shown here because this member has been in office for less than a year.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 8 times in debates.
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