HC Deb 29 March 1973 vol 853 cc372-3W
Dr. John A. Cunningham

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many drugs are being administered experimentally to inmates of Her Majesty's prisons; and for how long the practice has been operative;

(2) in how many cases of offenders being used in drug testing the drug used is associated with the sentence, and in how many it is voluntary;

(3) how many people detained in Her Majesty's prisons are currently co-operating in drug testing for experimental purposes; and if he will make a statement;

(4) if he will list the drugs currently being used in experiments on inmates of Her Majesty's prisons; and the purposes for which they are used.

Mr. Carlisle

It is not the practice to subject prisoners in this country to tests or experiments with drugs.