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Prisoners: Drugs

Volume 499: debated on Wednesday 11 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the Answer of 9 September 2009, Official Report, column 2063W, on treatment programmes, what the disaggregated figures for (a) detoxification and (b) maintenance are for (i) 2007-08 and (ii) 2008-09. (297673)

The following table provides figures1 for prisoners recorded as entering detoxification or maintenance.

1 These figures have been drawn from administrative data systems. Although care is taken when processing and analysing the returns, the detail collected is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system.

Prisoners entering:

Detoxification

Maintenance

2007-08

46,291

12,518

2008-09

45,135

19,632