HC Deb 30 January 1967 vol 740 cc26-7W
Mr. Ron Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department in view of the recommendation by a jury that the drug lysergic acid 25 be put on the list of prohibited drugs, if he will do this, and thus extend the control over the practice of the Drugs (Prevention of Misuse) Act 1966.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

LSD-25 (lysergic acid diethylamide) was added to the Schedule to the Drugs (Prevention of Misuse) Act 1964 by the Drugs (Prevention of Misuse) Act 1964 Modification Order 1966 (S.I. 1966 No. 1001), which came into operation on 9th September 1966 and makes unauthorised possession of the sub-stance an offence. As the recent court decision has thrown doubt on the law regarding the sale of LSD-25, I have asked the Poisons Board to consider the position as a matter of urgency.