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Prisoners' Release: Drugs

Department of Health written question – answered on 3rd November 2014.

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Photo of Julian Huppert Julian Huppert Liberal Democrat, Cambridge

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many of the opioid-related deaths which occurred in Wales in (a) 2011 and (b) 2012 occurred in people who had been released from prison in the four weeks prior to their death.

Photo of Julian Huppert Julian Huppert Liberal Democrat, Cambridge

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many of the opioid-related deaths which occurred in England in (a) 2011 and (b) 2012 occurred in people who had been released from prison in the four weeks prior to their death.

Photo of Norman Lamb Norman Lamb The Minister of State, Department of Health

Information on opioid-related deaths in England following release from prison is not held centrally.

Health is a devolved matter. The Department is responsible for England and so is unable to provide this information for other areas of the United Kingdom.

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