Ian Lavery – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department of Health

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Ian Lavery on 2016-07-06.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list the prison establishments that currently run drug treatment programmes for inmates with addictions; and what estimate he has made of the annual cost of running such programmes.

Ben Gummer

All prisons in England are required to have drug treatment programmes for inmates with addictions.

NHS England has allocated approximately £405 million for health expenditure in the adult prison estate in 2016/17, with spending on substance misuse services expected to amount to approximately 20% of this.