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Peterborough Prison: Drugs

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 13 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will assess the adequacy of the (a) number and (b) frequency of mandatory drug tests at HMP Peterborough; and if he will make a statement. (204515)

The number and frequency of mandatory drugs tests at HMP Peterborough in 2007-08 are detailed in the following table:

Number of mandatory drug tests

Male

Female

2007

April

85

84

May

88

73

June

89

59

July

84

65

August

94

60

September

96

71

October

92

64

November

93

63

December

94

75

2008

January

103

78

February

91

73

March

94

69

Total

1,103

834

Frequency (average)

92 tests per month

70 tests per month