Nitrous oxide will be banned in the UK under plans to crack down on anti-social behaviour, Michael Gove has confirmed.
The Levelling Up secretary confirmed the ban while speaking on Sky News on Sunday morning, saying: “Anti-social behaviour can ruin lives.”
He told Sophy Ridge on Sunday: “I think anyone who has the opportunity to walk through our parks in our major cities will have seen these little silver canisters, which are examples of people not only spoiling public spaces but taking a drug which can have a psychological and neurological effect and one that contributes to anti-social behaviour overall.”
It is unknown whether the drug will be classed under A, B or C.
Labour’s Lucy Powell said her party would support the policy.
This story is being updated.2023-03-26T08:17:16Z dg43tfdfdgfd