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Armed Forces: Drugs

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armed forces personnel have (a) tested positive for drugs and (b) been dismissed from the service for drug taking in the last three years. (295084)

The following table indicates the number of armed forces personnel who have tested positive for drugs during a Compulsory Drug Test (CDT) and those who have been dismissed from the service for drug offences including positive CDT test results in the last three full years.

Positive CDT tests

Discharges due to drug offences

2008

1,117

806

2007

857

840

2006

912

840