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1. All data are provisional and unverified
2. Data are estimated. Where data are estimated, corresponding percentage changes are based on those estimates
Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of those brought into a police station tested positively for class A drugs in 2008-09; and how many offenders entered treatment voluntarily through the Drug Intervention Programme in that year. 
Mr. Alan Campbell [holding answer 14 September 2009]: Under the Drug Interventions Programme (DIP), drug-testing of offenders for specified class A drugs (heroin and cocaine/crack) in police custody takes place in 107 BCUs. Offenders arrested or charged with a "trigger offence"-largely acquisitive crime related offences-are required to provide a sample to be tested. In 2008-09, 34 per cent. of those drug-tested while in police custody tested positively for class A drugs.
Mr. Djanogly: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make an estimate of the number of people who have been (a) arrested and (b) charged in respect of offences committed while they were taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Alan Campbell:
The information requested is not available as it is not possible to separately identify
people who have been arrested and charged in respect of offences committed while they were taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.
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