Written Question on Prison Officers: Drugs

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Date Title Questioner
24 Nov 2017, 2:45 p.m. Prison Officers: Drugs David Hanson


To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison officers inadvertently consumed narcotics in prison in each year since 2010.

Answer (Mr Sam Gyimah)

HM Prison & Probation Service does not have a staff drug testing policy and therefore does not have the information requested. We are committed to ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of our staff and have a zero tolerance, supported by tough new laws to deal with people smuggling banned substances into jails, and we are clear that those caught with banned items will be dealt with appropriately.

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