164518 - Cannabis: Medical Treatments (Answered)

Tonia Antoniazzi
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussion she has had with the Department of Health in Northern Ireland the conditions of the licence for Billy Caldwell to ensure the availability of medicinal cannabis without the need to travel to Belfast.

Mr Shailesh Vara

Northern Ireland Office officials are in regular contact with Department of Health Northern Ireland officials to ensure that, following a recommendation from the expert panel, appropriate licences are in place which allow patients to be treated with cannabis-based medicines.

It would not be appropriate for me to discuss the specific circumstances of certain individuals.