HC Deb 28 July 1983 vol 46 cc541-2W
Ms. Richardson

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will detail the amount and type of drugs issued to women prisoners in Holloway prison.

Mr. Hurd

In 1982 the numbers of doses of medicine, including drugs, dispensed to inmates of Holloway prison was as follows:

Medicines available without prescription in the community 99,595
Prescription only
Psychotropic drugs (i.e. antidepressants, sedatives and tranquillisers) 66,691

refused in 1982 in each of the following categories and what percentage of completed applications they represent: (a) failure to meet statutory residential requirements, and so on, (b) failure to meet requirements as to character, (c) failure to meet language requirement, (d) failure to meet requirements as to future residential intentions, (e) other reasons and (f) total.

Mr. Waddington

The figures for 1982 are as follows:

Hypnotic drugs 19,378
Other drugs acting on the central nervous system 28,546
Other drugs and medicines 85,172