§ Paul Flynn
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners who were addicts of(a) heroin and (b) cocaine continued their habits after serving their sentences in each of the last five years; and what proportion died from drug misuse in the 12 month period after leaving prison. 
§ Beverley Hughes
There are currently no figures available on how many inmates coming into prison addicted to heroin or cocaine resume their habit after serving their sentences. However, the Home Office is currently conducting research in this area and aims to publish a report on the findings in the summer.
Similarly, there are currently no figures available on drug-related deaths among ex-prisoners. The Home Office is currently conducting research in this area and aims to publish a report on the findings in May.
Copies of both reports will be placed in the Library.