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Prisons: Drugs

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 29 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners were placed on detoxification programmes for drug misuse in each of the last three years. (129931)

The following table indicates the number of entrants to prison detoxification and drug maintenance programmes for the years 2001-02 to 2005-06. Full year figures for 2006-07 are not yet available.

Entrants

2003-4

57,891

2004-5

53,903

2005-6

53,773

These data have been extracted from the Prison Service PSimon database.