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Prison Drug Rehabilitation Programmes

Volume 407: debated on Monday 23 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of prisoners who were given detoxification in the last 12 months for which figures are available entered one of the Prison Service's drug rehabilitation programmes. [118781]

Individually tracked data on the take up of interventions is not recorded routinely. The limited scope of the available data is recognised and the Prison Service is currently working on a number of measures to improve performance monitoring.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of prisoners who entered drug rehabilitation programmes in the last 12 months for which figures are available went on to complete those programmes. [118782]

This information is not available centrally. The Prison Service is currently reviewing its data collection requirements to bring it in line with the targets set by the Department of Health for those undergoing treatment. Work is under way to look at the attrition rates of the Prison Service drug treatment programmes and I will write further to the hon. Member once the work is concluded.