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Strip Searching

Volume 226: debated on Wednesday 16 June 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what is the amount of drugs and explosives that have been detected for each of the past five years as a result of (a) strip searching of convicted and remand persons and (b) strip searching of other people.

Only prisoners are full-searched within the Northern Ireland prison service. Records of finds of drugs and explosives in prisons in Northern Ireland have not been maintained for the whole of the past five years or in such detail as to quantify amounts of various items detected. The following list details only those finds of drugs clearly identified as resulting from full searches. No explosives have been detected. Other illicit items found in full searches are not included.



Sentenced or Remand

Drugs found

3 January 1992YOCSentencedCannabis
21 February 1992YOCSentencedAmphetamine Sulphates
21 February 1992YOCSentencedAmphetamine Sulphates
4 July 1992MazeSentencedAlcohol
2 August 1992BelfastSentencedCannabis
6 August 1992BelfastSentencedCannabis Resin
20 August 1992MagilliganSentenced10 Tablets
28 August 1992BelfastRemandCannabis Resin
27 September 1992YOCRemandMethylamphetamine Cannabis 42 Tablets
30 October 1992MaghaberrySentenced45 Capsules
19 December 1992YOCRemandCannabis
23 December 1992BelfastRemandCannabis
23 December 1992BelfastRemandCannabis
5 January 1993MagilliganSentencedCannabis
9 February 1993BelfastSentencedCannabis Resin
26 March 1993BelfastSentencedCannabis