HC Deb 18 July 2003 vol 409 cc973-4W
Mr. Steinberg

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offenders have been subjected to a drug treatment and testing order in each year since it was introduced; and how many of these have re-offended during the period of the drug treatment and testing order. [124864]

Paul Goggins

The number of drug treatment and testing orders (DTTOs) commenced in each year since the order was rolled-out to courts in England and Wales in October 2000 is as follows:

2000–01 (six months) 1,256
2001–02 4,854
2002–03 6,140

It is too soon for validated information about re-offending since roll-out. It is currently impossible to

Number of defendants proceeded against for breach of community sentence and the number dismissed, for London Courts and England and Wales 20011
Community Rehabilitation Order Supervision Order Community Punishment Order Attendance Centre Order Community Punishment and Rehabilitation Order Curfew Order Reparation Order Action Plan Order Drug Treatment and Testing Order
England and Wales 2001
Proceeded against 13,487 1,148 16,268 981 7,027 770 176 420 736
Withdrawn 7 3 3 1 4 7 5 3
London Courts 2001
Proceeded against 1,167 254 1,306 81 650 81 28 77 64
1 These data are on the principal offence basis.


Offending and Criminal Justice Group.

IOS: 402–03.

differentiate between offences committed prior to the commencement of the order and those committed after the order was made.