§ Mr. Streeter
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time has been for a heroin addict in Plymouth to obtain(a) detoxification and (b) rehabilitation treatment in the last 12 months. 434W
§ Ms Blears
The average waiting time in Plymouth for a heroin addict to obtain in-patient opiate detoxification is currently four to six weeks, and to obtain an assessment for residential rehabilitation treatment is eight weeks. Waiting times post assessment vary, according to a number of factors, between four and twelve weeks.