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Home > 1. Deputy Michael Ring asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs the position regarding the development of a national drugs strategy from 2009 to 2016; if a steering group has been nominated to develop the strategy; when it is expected this group will meet; the timescale for the development of the strategy. [5683/08]

[Oireachtas] 1. Deputy Michael Ring asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs the position regarding the development of a national drugs strategy from 2009 to 2016; if a steering group has been nominated to develop the strategy; when it is expected this group will meet; the timescale for the development of the strategy. [5683/08]. (14 Feb 2008)

URL: http://debates.oireachtas.ie/dail/2008/02/14/00011...


Minister of State at the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs (Deputy Pat Carey): My Department has commenced work on the development of the new national drugs strategy for the period 2009 to 2016. I have established a steering group, comprising representatives of the key statutory, community and voluntary interests involved in tackling problem drug use, to make recommendations on a new strategy to me as the responsible Minister. The first meeting of the steering group was held on 10 January.

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Thursday, 14 February 2008

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