HC Deb 11 April 2002 vol 383 c566W
Mr. Jon Owen Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Deparment what (1) the rate of testing for cannabis use among prisoners has been in each of the past five years. [45076]

(2) what estimates his department has made of the use of (a) cannabis, (b) heroin, (c) crack cocaine, (d) all drugs, including alcohol among prisoners in each of the past five years. [45077]

Beverley Hughes

The most reliable indicator of drug misuse in prisons is data from the random mandatory drug testing (MDT) programme. National figures are given in the table.

an intoxicating substance. This will provide a consistent measure of alcohol-related violence across all police forces in England and Wales.