HC Deb 07 November 2002 vol 392 c827W
Mr. Grieve

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many drug treatment places were available in each year since 1997, broken down by treatment type. [79572]

Mr. Bob Ainsworth

Information in the format requested is not available.

Data is currently held on the estimated number of people in all treatment types as follows:

1998–99 102,133
1999–2000 110,013
2000–01 118,500

From 2001–02 more robust data will be held on the numbers in treatment. These figures are not yet available.

The National Treatment Association (NTA) was set up in 2001 to substantially increase treatment provision.