§ Baroness Mallalieu
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What is the average per capita cost to public funds of a place in a residential drug rehabilitation project.
§ Baroness Cumberlege
This information is not held centrally.
The Effectiveness Review Task Force report, published on 1st May, found that residential rehabilitation programmes can confer benefits on both drug misusers and the wider community. The report, a copy of which is available in the Library, has made recommendations for developing these programmes. The department will be issuing guidance based on this report to health and local authorities later this summer.