13 Jun Professor Nutt To Give Evidence To HASC Drugs Inquiry

Next Tuesday, 19th June 2012 at 11.00 am, Professor David Nutt has been called to give evidence. Professor Nutt is the chair of the Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs (ISCD). He is the former chair of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) until he was sacked by Alan Johnson, then Home Secretary in 2009. He is also Professor of Neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College London.

Appearing with him will be Dr Les King. Dr King famously resigned from the ACMD as a consequence of Professor Nutt’s sacking. He was also a member of the ISCD until he retired at the beginning of 2012. Previously he was head of the Drugs Intelligence Unit in the Forensic Science Service