§ Ms Ruddock
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of(a) male foreign nationals and (b) female foreign nationals in prison were convicted of drug offences at the latest available date.
§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
Responsibility for this matter has been delegated to the Director General of the Prison Service, who has been asked to arrange for a reply to be given.253W
Letter from A. J. Butler to Ms Joan Ruddock, dated 26 May 1994:The Home Secretary has asked me, in the absence of the Director General from the office, to reply to your recent Question asking what percentage of male foreign nationals and female foreign nationals in prison were convicted of drug offences at the latest available date.On 31 March 1994 in Prison Service establishments in England and Wales 30 per cent. of sentenced male foreign nationals (excluding fine defaulters) were recorded centrally as being under sentence for drugs offences. The equivalent female percentage was 69 per cent.