Prisons: Electronic Cigarettes and Tobacco

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 15th September 2017.

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Photo of Richard Burgon Richard Burgon Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) e-cigarettes and (b) tobacco products were sold in prison shops in each of the last 12 months.

Photo of Sam Gyimah Sam Gyimah The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

An error has been identified in the written answer given on 12 September 2017.

The correct answer should have been:

Numbers of units of e-cigarettes, vaping products and tobacco items sold in prisons in England and Wales in each month for the last year are as set out in the attached annex.

Prisons are rolling out the smoke free policy, subject to a series of assessments which will test the operational stability, readiness and health readiness of the prisons to implement the policy in a safe, decent and secure way. HMPPS’ health partners in England and Wales are fully involved in supporting prisoners with appropriate smoking cessation services in place.

The open estate across England and Wales has been smoke free indoors since October 2015.

Number of Products Sold in Prisons (Word Document, 12.97 KB)

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Photo of Sam Gyimah Sam Gyimah The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

Numbers of units of e-cigarettes, vaping products and tobacco items sold in prisons in England and Wales in each month for the last year are as set out in the attached annex.

Prisons are rolling out the smoke free policy, subject to a series of assessments which will test the operational stability, readiness and health readiness of the prisons to implement the policy in a safe, decent and secure way. HMPPS’ health partners in England and Wales are fully involved in supporting prisoners with appropriate smoking cessation services in place.

The open estate across England and Wales has been smoke free indoors since October 2015.

Number of Products Sold in Prisons (Word Document, 12.97 KB)

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No1 person thinks not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.