HC Deb 10 January 2000 vol 342 c13W
Mr. Flynn

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if his proposals for testing offenders and suspected offenders for drug use will include tests for(a) cannabis, (b) amphetamine, (c) ecstasy, (d) cocaine, (e) LSD and (f) heroin. [103744]

Mr. Charles Clarke

The detail of the proposal to extend drug testing across the criminal justice system is currently being formulated. One option under consideration is to concentrate testing on those who are misusing heroin and/or cocaine, at least initially, as these are the drugs which research shows are most closely linked to crime.