HC Deb 21 January 2003 vol 398 c294W
Mr. Malins

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many drug abstinence orders have been made by the courts under the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000. [91015]

Mr. Bob Ainsworth

Drug abstinence orders (DAO) and drug abstinence requirements (DAR) were made available to the courts covering the three pilot sites, Nottingham, Staffordshire and Hackney on 5 November 2001. As at 28 February 2002, seven drug abstinence orders and 85 drug abstinence requirements have been issued. The pilot programme was extended to a further six sites, Bedford, Blackpool, Doncaster, Torquay, Wirral, and Wrexham and Mold in the summer of 2002. Further outcomes from the pilot sites will be available in the interim evaluation report due in the spring of 2003.