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Pike, Brigid (2008) Drugs task force expenditures. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 25, Spring 2008 , p. 8.

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In a recent written answer to a Parliamentary Question, Pat Carey TD, Minister of State with special responsibility for the Drugs Strategy, outlined the number, size and scale of the ten regional drugs task forces (RDTFs) (see Table 1).1 Minister Carey explained that expenditure by the RDTFs is building up. In 2007 alone it was expected to exceed €7 million, and when the RDTFs are fully operational, expenditure will be in the region of €14 million per annum. The RDTFs may also seek capital funding under the Premises Initiative and approximately €0.8 million was allocated for this in 2007.
In a separate written answer on the 12 local drugs task forces (LDTFs) in Dublin (excluding Bray and Cork), Minister Carey reported their current and capital expenditures, and allocations under the Young People’s Facilities and Services Fund, for 2005 and 2006 (see Table 2).(Brigid Pike)

 
Table 1   RDTFs – catchment areas, current expenditure 2004–2006, approximate population, number of persons whose employment is funded by RDTFs

 

1. Carey P (2007, 1 November) Parliamentary Debates Dáil Éireann Official Report: Unrevised. Vol. 640, cols 1619–21, PDF version. Available at www.gov.ie/oireachtas/frame.htm.
2. Carey P (2007, 1 November) Parliamentary Debates Dáil Éireann Official Report: Unrevised. Vol. 640, cols 1676–78, PDF version. Available at www.gov.ie/oireachtas/frame.htm.
 
Item Type:Article
Issue Title:Issue 25, Spring 2008
Date:2008
Page Range:p. 8
Publisher:Health Research Board
Volume:Issue 25, Spring 2008
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Accession Number:HRB (Available)
Subjects:J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care economics
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Economic aspects of substance use (cost / pricing)

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