Parliamentary Question: Prisons: Mini Drug Master Plan

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Mr SJ Masango (DA) to ask Minister of Correctional Services:
(1)Whether any amount was (a) budgeted for and (b) spent (i) in the (aa) 2007-08 and (bb) 2008-09 financial years and (ii) during the period 1 April 2009 up to the latest specified date for which information is available on her department’s mini drug master plan; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;

(2)What amount has been allocated to her department’s mini drug master plan for the 2010-11 financial year? NW1227E

REPLY
(1)(a), (b) (i) (aa) and (bb)

No amount was budgeted for the Mini Drug Master Plan
(ii) During the period 1 April 2009 to January 2010 the following information is available on Correctional Services Mini Drug Master Plan;

Actions taken by the department in reducing the availability of drugs in the correctional centres through regular searches and strict access control system

Action taken against officials with regard to substance abuse and related misconduct

Drug awareness programmes conducted for inmates and officials

Provision of care and support to inmates and officials with drug related problems
(2)No budget has been allocated for Mini Drug Master Plan for the financial year 2010-11.