HC Deb 20 July 2004 vol 424 cc218-9W
Mrs. Curtis-Thomas

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have received drug treatment in prison in each year since 1997 as a percentage of (a) the prison population and (b) the total demand. [182303]

Paul Goggins

The information requested is as follows:

(a) People in prison receiving drug treatment as a percentage of those received into prison annually since 2001 (the first year in which drug treatment figures were collected) is given in the following table.

Percentage of the prison population that have received drug treatment since 2001 based on estimated annual receptions into custody
20011 2002 2003
Clinical Services (Detoxification) 21 36 42
CARATs 21 35 40
Treatment programmes 2 3 3
1Excluding January—March 2001 from which data is not collated.
Population figures for 2003 are provisional

(b) The Prison Service does not collate figures centrally on the demand for drug treatment.