§ Mr. Wiggin
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many(a) drug rehabilitation centres, (b) people treated in drug rehabilitation centres and (c) drug rehabilitation centre places there were in Wales in each year since 1997. 
§ Mr. Touhig
I have been asked to reply.
Figures for (a) and (c) are not held centrally and figures for (b) are not available for 1997.
The Drug Misuse Database, which held records on a calendar year basis, shows 3,358 notified clients in treatment in Wales in 1998 and 5,436 in 1999.
The National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS) was launched in April 2001 and is reviewed at the end of every financial year, hence figures are published on a financial year basis. For financial year 2001–02 NTDMS records 7,648 notified clients in treatment in Wales.1713W