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Drugs (Prison Searches)

Volume 202: debated on Thursday 23 January 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prison searches in the last 12 months resulted in drugs finds; and if he will make a statement.

During the year ending 31 December 1991 all methods of searching resulted in 683 drug equipment finds and 2,654 drug finds in prison service establishments in England and Wales.