§ Miss Widdecombe
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the average cost to public funds of a drug abstinence order made under part III of the Criminal Justice and Court Services Bill; what estimate he has made of the number of orders that will be made annually; what estimate he has made of the number of other community orders that will include drug abstinence requirements; if magistrates courts will be able to make such an order; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Straw
[pursuant to his reply, 22 March 2000, c. 560W]: In referring to piloting the Drug Abstinence Order and Drug Abstinence Requirement, the correct estimate of numbers receiving either, should have been 225 each year. The figure of 3,500 offenders, included in my reply, is the estimate for national roll-out.