HC Deb 27 July 1979 vol 971 cc543-4W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what inducement or rewards are offered or given for prisoners agreeing to undergo a drug experimentation;

(2) for the most convenient period of time, if he will list by name and nature of drug experimentations in prison, stating the annual cost of each, and how they were funded.

Mr. Brittan

Inmates of prison service establishments do not participate in clinical trials of new drugs and prison medical officers may not prescribe any drugs for experimental purposes.