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Alcohol Rehabilitation

Volume 455: debated on Monday 8 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to improve the provision of alcohol rehabilitation for offenders. (109679)

In May 2006 the National Probation Directorate (NPD) published Working with Alcohol Misusing Offenders—a strategy for delivery. The strategy, which complements the Prison Service Alcohol Strategy to create a coherent NOMS Alcohol Strategy, contains a number of actions for NPD and recommendations for probation areas to improve provision, many of which are being taken forward in 2006-07. This includes NPD funding to support some best practice projects in probation areas.

Good practice guidance has been issued to prisons to improve the consistency of alcohol services.