§ Mr. Bermingham
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what representations he has received regarding the variations amongst prisons as regards giving drugs;
(2) if he will publish Her Majesty's Government's guidelines for the giving of drugs to prisoners.
§ Mr. Mellor
Prison standing orders provide that whenever possible medicines will be administered under supervision and that no medicine should be administered for more than 28 days without the medical officer's further instructions. I am not aware of any recent representations about variations in local practice.