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Drug Treatment And Testing Orders

Volume 597: debated on Tuesday 9 February 1999

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asked Her Majesty's Government:When future sentences include drug treatment and testing orders and sentenced persons are willing to accept treatment, whether funds will be made available to pay for residential and day-care treatment. [HL838]

The Comprehensive Spending Review settlement provided funds for the pilot and, subject to successful evaluation, national roll-out of the drug treatment and testing order during financial years 1999–2000 to 2001–2002. The probation service will be responsible for purchasing treatment for offenders sentenced to the new order from statutory, voluntary and private drug treatment agencies, both residential and non-residential.