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[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 391 - Drug rehabilitation projects [7919/14]. (18 Feb 2014)

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391. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will explain the discrepancies in figures provided on the number of drug rehab T-coded participants on community employment schemes in three different parliamentary question replies from her Department and which range between 578 and 835 participants (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter.  [7919/14] 

Minister for Social Protection (Deputy Joan Burton)When Drug Rehabilitation Projects transferred into the Department of Social Protection in January 2012 a review was undertaken on the reporting system and a number of weaknesses were identified. A new reporting system was introduced in January 2012 for drug rehabilitation schemes based on designated ring-fenced places. Ring-fenced places are sub-divided into two categories for the purposes of recording: referred drug rehabilitation clients and CE support workers.

There were some discrepancies in how data on drug rehabilitation places was inputted in the past, the number 578 ring-fenced places for January 2012 is a more accurate representation.

This new system is now used as the basis for reporting since 2012. Table 1 details the number of ring-fenced drug rehabilitation places for referred clients and support workers for the years 2012 and 2013.

Table 1: Ring-fenced Drug Rehabilitation   Places: 2012, 2013
Year
Referred

Clients
Support

Workers
Total
2012
-
-
-
January
504
74
578
February
495
75
570
March
582
154
736
April
622
157
779
May
598
164
762
June
610
159
769
July
598
156
754
August
582
153
735
September
558
152
710
October
578
161
739
November
642
174
816
December
655
169
824
 
2013
 
-
 
-
 
-
January
662
168
830
February
664
159
823
March
676
159
835
April
700
149
849
May
723
157
880
June
737
158
895
July
737
155
892
August
735
151
886
September
733
160
893
October
735
169
904
November
759
163
922
December
790
161
951

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