§ Mr. Stinchcombe
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many drug offenders(a) in prison and (b) in the community received treatment for drug problems in 2002–03. 
§ Paul Goggins
The Prison Service does not collect data in the exact format requested. The numbers of people receiving treatment for drug misuse are not listed by offence type. However, data are available for those in custody and in the community.
In 2002–03 the numbers of people who received treatment for drug problems while in custody in England and Wales are listed in the following table.
Number CARATs1 51,970 Detoxification 50,701 Rehabilitation 4,386 1 Counselling Assessment, Referral, Advice and Through-care services—a low-level intervention that provides a gateway assessment, referral and support service to prisoners both within custody and upon their initial release.
The number of people who received treatment for drug problems in the community was 140,900.