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Prisoners: Drugs

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 9 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many prisoners received regular methadone in the last 12 months; (156532)

(2) how many prisoners received prescribed Bupranorhine in the last 12 months;

(3) how many prisoners received prescribed Natraxone in the last 12 months.

This information is not held centrally in the form requested.

Since April 2007, the Department has collected information on regular opioid prescriptions. These will predominately be methadone treatments, but may also include Buprenorphine. Prisons reported 4,458 such treatments from April to July 2007.