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Prison Drug Strategy

Volume 406: debated on Monday 9 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners have had access to treatment and support services on release in the last 12 months; and with what delay on average. [115745]

There are currently no comprehensive tracking systems in place to monitor access to community drug treatment and support services for prisoners on release. As part of the Criminal Justice Intervention Programme additional funding is being made available to boost throughcare and aftercare services. The Prison Service is working with the Home Office, National Treatment Agency and National Probation Directorate to develop tracking mechanisms.