HC Deb 16 May 1994 vol 243 c339W
Mr. Cox

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions he has had with the Director General of the Prison Service as to the number of drug finds that have been made in prisons in England and Wales.

Mr. Peter Lloyd

The number of drug finds is one aspect of the drugs problem in prisons, but it is not a reliable indicator of its scale. My right hon. and learned Friend has had frequent discussions about that problem with the Director General and others and the methods of dealing with it.