Westminster Hall debate - victory for Robert's Law

The Sentencing Council announced new guidance putting synthetic opioids in the most serious category

During Charlie's Westminster Hall debate, the Justice Minister said: "This now moves the expert witness to state that fentanyl will be in the top category of Class A drugs for prosecution. This is going to be absolutely vital in deterring people from supplying and importing these drugs."

Mr Stewart added: "It's no coincidence that it was yesterday that the Sentencing Council published this guideline, with the debate brought by the Member for Dover and Deal today.

"This now moves the expert witness to state that fentanyl will be in the top category of Class A drugs for prosecution. This is going to be absolutely vital. It's going to be vital in deterring people from supplying and importing these drugs.

"I really want to pay tribute to the Honourable Member for Dover and Deal. His leadership and his championing has led to two important changes which I can honestly say would not have happened as rapidly had it not been for his work."

After the debate, Michelle said: "It's brilliant that Robert's Law is being talked about in Westminster and that MPs are listening to us.

"The fact that we've got new guidance that dealing fentanyl should be in the most serious category means we have made a real difference.

"This campaign is so important – not just for me, but for every parent. By bringing in Robert's Law we will save lives. That will be my boy's legacy."

Charlie was so pleased that Michelle and Robert's sister Amy were able to come to the Westminster debate and see what an incredible difference they have made.

This campaign is so important – not just for Michelle, but for every parent. By bringing in Robert's Law, Charlie and Michelle will take the battle to the drug dealers and help save lives.