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Drugs: Re-offenders

Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 15 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the re-offending rate was for offenders given a drug rehabilitation requirement by the courts in the most recent period for which figures are available. (178105)

Community orders were introduced for adult offenders in April 2005. The currently published statistics on re-offending do not include data on community orders (of which one possible requirement is the drug rehabilitation requirement). Re-offending data on community orders will be published for the first time in summer 2008. This publication will be based on offenders discharged from prison or commencing community orders in the first quarter of 2006.