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Q - I am
a freelance journalist currently researching drugs testing
in British workplaces.
Do you have
any statistics that relate to this? Such as the amount
of people sacked so far because of tests, or the amount
of British companies that use tests?
If you could
help me in any way I would be very grateful.
A - I'm afraid
that I am not aware of any statistics as to the numbers
of people sacked for drug tests in the workplace. There
are not any central statistics kept as most dismissals
are from private companies.
you try the Forensic Science Service for the proportion
of positive tests. I know the numbers sacked from the
armed forces have fallen in recent years, but don't
have recent stats to hand (and the old ones would take
some digging out from the Hansard archive).
the 'Forensic & Law Enforcement Links' on the IDMU
website for various firms and sites giving info on drug