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|20 Jul 2018, 9:43 a.m.||Prisons: Drugs||David Hanson|
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his speech of 10 July 2018 to the Centre for Social Justice, which 10 prisons the Drug Taskforce is being deployed for; and what (a) law enforcement and (b) healthcare agencies are planned to be involved in that work.
Answer (Rory Stewart)
As the Secretary of State indicated in his speech, we have formed a Drugs Taskforce working with law enforcement and health partners across government to restrict supply, reduce demand and build recovery in prisons. The Taskforce is providing support across the estate but is focused on the prisons with the worst drug problems. Further details, including the 10 prisons with which the Taskforce is undertaking focussed work, will be announced in due course.