Around The House

Helen Ford presents our political programme Around The House from Westminster, at 11.45pm on Thursday 17th January.

Around The House: Should there be a rethink on drug laws?

On tonight's Around The House, Helen Ford discusses the recent calls for a change to the drug laws with Sir Alan Beith, the MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed and chair of the Justice Committee.

The British Medical Association wants drug addiction to be treated as a health issue rather than a crime, and an all-party group of peers has recommended that drugs including heroin and cocaine should be decriminalised.

Helen Ford asks if a more compassionate approach to drug addiction could send out the wrong message.

You can watch the full discussion on Around The House at 11.45pm