Police Custody: Drugs:Written question - 755

(North East Hampshire)

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Asked on: 15 October 2019
Home Office
Police Custody: Drugs
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the total time that police custody cells have been occupied by people withdrawing from the use of vaping fluids laced with the synthetic cannabinoid Spice in the last year.
Answered by: Kit Malthouse
Answered on: 21 October 2019

The Home Office does not collect data on this issue. The purpose of police custody is to enable the detention of individuals following arrest.

We maintain an active dialogue with the National Police Chief’s Council about issues affecting police custody and will continue to work together to tackle emerging challenges and ensure custody is a safe environment for detainees, police officers and police staff.

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