HL Deb 05 June 1990 vol 519 cc1360-1WA
Lord Graham of Edmonton

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will list the number of recorded drug finds at Manchester Strangeways Prison for each of the last ten years.

Earl Ferrers

New instructions for the reporting by prison establishments of finds of illicit drugs and related implements took effect on 1st July 1984. Since then, the following numbers of reports have been received from Manchester Prison. The available information for 1984 and 1985 relates to both substances and implements. The figures for subsequent years relate to substances only.

1984 (from 1st July) 43
1985 87
1986 51
1987 20
1988 42
1989 98
1990 (to 31st March) 11