Prisons: Drug Smuggling

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Justice – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th April 2018.

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Photo of David Gauke David Gauke The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice 12:00 am, 24th April 2018

We have invested in improving security through the use of body searches and metal-detecting technology in every prison. We are also trialling new X-ray body scanners to reveal more hidden items. We have invested £3 million to establish national and regional intelligence units in Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service which, with prisons, probation and law enforcement partners, are building intelligence about the highest-risk offenders.