Home > 108. Deputy Gerry Adams asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide a breakdown of funding of projects in drugs task force areas, as set out in B8, Vote 26 - Education and Skills, in the Revised Estimates for Public Services 2012; the criteria used to allocate funding. [15970/12]

[Oireachtas] 108. Deputy Gerry Adams asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide a breakdown of funding of projects in drugs task force areas, as set out in B8, Vote 26 - Education and Skills, in the Revised Estimates for Public Services 2012; the criteria used to allocate funding. [15970/12]. (22 Mar 2012)

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Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): There are six projects in Local Drugs Task Force areas which receive allocations from subhead B8 of my Department’s Vote. Four of the projects are administered by the VECs in Dublin City, Dublin County (2) and Dun Laoghaire; my Department also provides each VEC with an allocation towards administration costs. The remaining two projects are administered directly by my Department. The attached table shows details of the allocations provided to the six projects in 2011 and 2012. A review of the six projects was carried out in 2011. As a result of the review, four of the projects have received allocations in 2012 similar to their allocations in 2011. Two of the projects have had their 2011 allocations reduced by 10%. These projects involve outside facilitators delivering the substance use aspect of the Social, Personal and Health Education curriculum in schools. Following the review, it was considered that, in line with best practice guidelines issued to schools by my Department, the classroom teacher is the best placed professional to work consistently with students on the SPHE programme.

Projects Receiving Allocations under Subhead B8, Vote 26
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Written Answers – Departmental Expenditure
Vol. 758 No. 8
Thursday, 22 March 2012
Item Type:Dail Debates
Source:Oireachtas
Date:22 March 2012
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Subjects:M Social sciences, economics, law and crime > Community action > Community involvement > AOD task forces
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Prevention approach > Prevention through information and education
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland > Dublin
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Rehabilitation > Vocational rehabilitation (employment / occupation)
M Social sciences, economics, law and crime > Financial management > funding

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