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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): Spiking

Home Affairs Committee

Wednesday 19 January 2022

Start times: 9.30am (private) 10.00am (public)

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The first panel will focus on medical support for spiking victims and feature representatives of St John Ambulance and the Royal College for Emergency Medicine. It will examine the experiences of first responders dealing with spiking and investigate if there has been an increase in spiking incidents. It will examine how victims are supported by health services and what treatments are available to individuals who have had their drink spiked or are worried about having been injected. 

The second panel includes representatives of the Night Time Industries Association, the Local Government Association’s Safer and Stronger Communities’ Board and the Security Industry Authority. It will examine the work being done by local authorities and the night-time economy to improve awareness of spiking, both in businesses and among their clientele. It will also investigate how staff are trained to identify spiking incidents and how they can better support victims.

Meeting details

At 10.00am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Spiking
Vice President at The Royal College of Emergency Medicine
Night time economy lead at St John Ambulance
At 11.00am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Spiking
member of the Local Government Association’s Safer and Stronger Communities’ Board and Cabinet Member for Community Safety at St Helen’s Council
Director of Inspections and Enforcement at Security Industry Authority
Chief Executive Officer at Night Time Industries Association


Room 15, Palace of Westminster

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