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Probation: Alcohol Misuse

Volume 455: debated on Wednesday 10 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made on the availability of treatment for alcohol misusers on probation. (113611)

In May 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.