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It is not possible to show the circumstances of the original fine without disproportionate cost as the information is not held centrally and it would entail examination of every individual record. Therefore the proportion of these that were for the offences of loitering and soliciting is unknown. At the end of October 2007, the last date for which figures are available, there were eight females held in custody in England and Wales as fine defaulters.

These figures have been drawn from administrative IT systems, which, as with any large scale recording system, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing.

Prisoners: Rehabilitation

Mr. Burrowes: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which prisons provide (a) therapeutic communities, (b) 12 step, (c) cognitive behaviour treatment (CBT) and (d) shorter duration CBT programmes for offenders. [177086]

Maria Eagle: The following list sets out the information requested about drug programmes.

Prisons which provide therapeutic communities, 12 step, cognitive behaviour treatment, and shorter duration programmes cognitive behavioural therapy programmes

(a) Therapeutic communities

(b) 12-step

(c) Cognitive behavioural therapy programmes( 2)

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(d) shorter duration cognitive behavioural therapy programmes( 3)



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In addition, a range of accredited offending behaviour programmes based on cognitive behavioural principles are provided across the prison estate.

Mr. Burrowes: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which prisons offer treatment for prisoners with (a) alcohol and (b) crack heroin dependency. [177087]

Mr. Hanson: The information requested is as follows.

(a) The following treatment options are available for those with an alcohol problem:

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(b) A comprehensive drug treatment framework is in place to address the needs of those with drug misuse problems, including crack cocaine and heroin dependency, comprising:

List 1 prisons offering clinical services for drug/alcohol misuse

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