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Drugs

Volume 476: debated on Monday 19 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many officials in her Department were disciplined or dismissed for taking illegal drugs in each of the last five years. (205362)

No members of staff within Home Office headquarters or the UK Border Agency were disciplined or dismissed for illicit drug taking between 1 January 2005 and 31 March 2008.

Information prior to 1 January 2005 is not held centrally within Home Office HQ or UKBA and could be provided only at a disproportionate cost.

No members of staff within the Identity and Passport Service or the Criminal Records Bureau were disciplined or dismissed for illicit drug taking between 1 April 2003 and 31 March 2008.