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Prisons: Drugs

Volume 496: debated on Tuesday 1 September 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much was spent on drug testing in prisons in each financial year from 2002-03 to 2008-09. (285884)

Many prison officers responsible for the mandatory drug testing (MDT) process do not work exclusively on the testing of prisoners. The cost of MDT staff resources cannot be disaggregated from the overall prison running costs.