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Home > 636. Deputy Charlie O’Connor asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs if his attention has been drawn to the concerns being expressed by a group in respect of the future of the dial-to-stop-drug-dealing campaign. [14793/10]

[Oireachtas] 636. Deputy Charlie O’Connor asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs if his attention has been drawn to the concerns being expressed by a group in respect of the future of the dial-to-stop-drug-dealing campaign. [14793/10]. (20 Apr 2010)

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 National drugs strategy

636. Deputy Charlie O’Connor asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs if his attention has been drawn to the concerns being expressed by a group (details supplied) in respect of the future of the dial-to-stop-drug-dealing campaign; his plans to continue funding for this campaign; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
 
Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs (Deputy Pat Carey): As the Deputy will be aware, the Dial to Stop Drug Dealing campaign ran in three phases across fifteen Local and Regional Drugs Task Force areas.
 
To date, there have been 6,364 calls made to the confidential line, with 1,744 reports being made to the Gardaí.
 
Due to the success of the campaign, funding has been available by my Department in 2010 to keep the phone line open. Over the coming months I will be reviewing various options for further promotional campaigns, perhaps through a more centralised approach or though potential linkages with other campaigns and fora. In the interim, the line will remain open for all to use.
 
Vol. 706 No. 3  
Written Answers – National Drugs Strategy
Tuesday, 20 April 2010

 

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