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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Justice – in the House of Commons on 18th December 2018.

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Photo of Rory Stewart Rory Stewart The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

We do an assessment whenever a prisoner comes in. In a prison such as Humber, for example, almost a quarter of the prisoners are currently on some form of drug rehabilitation treatment. Those are very high numbers. Drugs in prison are a big issue: nearly 50% of prisoners have alcohol or drug-related addiction issues. The NHS takes the lead on that; I would be happy to get back to the hon. Lady with the figures.