Graeme Dey in NPS Working Group

Pic Greg Macvean - 03/09/2013 - Reporter Dan Sanderson with some of the legal highs he purchased today from the shop Apothecary
Pic Greg Macvean - 03/09/2013 - Reporter Dan Sanderson with some of the legal highs he purchased today from the shop Apothecary

Angus South MSP Graeme Dey has been appointed to the Ministerial Cross Party Working Group on New Psychoactive Substances, established by Scotland’s Community Safety Minister Paul Wheelhouse. The Group contains a member of each of the parties represented at Holyrood.

Graeme said: “The first get together of the group provided all of us with a fascinating, if disturbing, insight into various aspects of NPS usage and its harms, along with an update on the steps being taken to respond. The presentations we received laid bare the scale and range of the challenges posed by the emergence of NPS.

“However, the will to co-operate across the political divide and between governments is undoubtedly there, a variety of things are being done to meet those challenges, and I look forward to playing some small part in helping tackling the menace NPS poses to our communities.’’