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[Oireachtas] Deputy Jonathan O’Brien: On the issue of Cabinet sub-committees, has any consideration been given to setting up a sub-committee to deal with the issue of drugs and alcohol... (10 May 2011)

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Deputy Jonathan O’Brien: On the issue of Cabinet sub-committees, has any consideration been given to setting up a sub-committee to deal with the issue of drugs and alcohol given that more than 500 deaths annually result from drug abuse alone excluding those related to alcohol abuse? That issue should be a priority for any Government, with which I am sure the Taoiseach would agree. Has he any plans to set up a sub-committee to deal with that issue? 

The Taoiseach: The issue of drugs is a matter for the Government and is of serious concern to everybody around the country. We do not have a Cabinet committee dealing specifically with drugs but obviously in regard to justice, health and social policy, these issues are all quite likely to be discussed at one committee or another.
 
Ceisteanna — Questions - Cabinet Sub-Committees [8289/11]
Tuesday, 10 May 2011
Vol. 731 No. 5 (Unrevised)
Item Type:Dail Debates
Source:Oireachtas
Date:10 May 2011
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Subjects:B Substances > Alcohol
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Government and politics
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Policy > Policy on substance use
P Demography, epidemiology, and history > Population dynamics > Substance related mortality / death
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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