HC Deb 08 July 2002 vol 388 cc746-7W
Angela Watkinson

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent steps he has taken to reduce the amount of illegal drugs in prisons. [29912]

Hilary Benn

A range of measures is in place to reduce the smuggling of illegal drugs into prisons. These includepassive and active drug dogs; low level furniture in visits areas to aid visibility; closed circuit television in visits areas; an initiative to ban visitors found smuggling drugs into prisons; mandatory drug testing of prisoners.