Written Question on Prisons: Drugs

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Date Title Questioner
24 Nov 2017, 2:46 p.m. Prisons: Drugs David Hanson


To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department plans to test waste water from prisons for illegal substances.

Answer (Mr Sam Gyimah)

In the Prison Safety and Reform White paper published in November 2016, the Ministry of Justice committed to strengthen measures to enhance our drug testing regime in prisons, this included increasing the frequency and range of drugs tested for. Waste water testing is one of the options under consideration alongside other innovative technologies.

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