§ Mr. Fabian Hamilton
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations he has received on the legalisation of the use of cannabis for therapeutic purposes. 
§ Mr. Boateng
Since 1 September 1997, the Department of Health has received representations from members of the Alliance for Cannabis Therapeutics, 28 Private Office cases from Members of Parliament and 38 Treat Official correspondence from members of the public and voluntary organisations. The British Medical Association has also presented its report on the therapeutic uses of cannabis to the Government.