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Prisons: Drugs

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 3 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he expects Lord Patel’s Prison Drug Treatment Review Group to report their findings to him; and when he plans to publish the report and his response to it. (254135)

The Prison Drug Treatment Strategy Review Group reports jointly to the Ministry of Justice and the Department of Health. Work on the review started in September 2008 and is expected to take two years to complete.

I expect to receive quarterly updates on progress and will report periodically to the House. A decision has yet to be taken on publication of the final report.