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Health Services: Prisons

Volume 474: debated on Tuesday 1 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many prescriptions were dispensed to persons held in each prison for (a) subutex, (b) methadone and (c) other opiate replacements in each of the last five years. (197935)

The information is not available in the format requested.

Since April 2007, HM Prison Service has collected information on regular opioid prescriptions to prisoners. From April to December 2007, 9,242 maintenance prescriptions, for methadone and buprenorphine, were initiated.