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[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written Answers 112 - Local Drugs Task Forces Funding [37291/14]. (01 Oct 2014)


112. Deputy Lucinda Creightonasked the Minister for Health if he will provide details of all local drugs task forces currently in receipt of funding from his Department or the Health Service Executive; the total allocated budget for each local drug task force in 2011, 2012, 2013 and to date in 2014; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37291/14]

Minister for Health (Deputy Leo Varadkar): In furtherance of the National Drugs Strategy, my Department administers a Drugs Initiative which primarily funds community based drugs initiatives supported by Local and Regional Drug and Alcohol Task Forces. The budget allocation for the fourteen Local Drug and Alcohol Task Forces for each of the years referred to by the Deputy is set out in the table.

 

Task Force

2011

2012

2013

2014

Ballyfermot

1,492,413

1,569,489

1,522,404

461,150

Ballymun

1,209,976

1,180,695

1,145,274

632,817

Blanchardstown

1,152,227

1,124,343

1,090,613

179,305

Bray

1,612,114

1,573,101

1,525,908

573,860

Canal Communities

1,600,987

1,562,243

1,515,376

338,605

Clondalkin

1,455,032

1,421,577

1,428,930

388,114

Cork

1,617,730

1,578,581

1,531,224

411,988

Dublin 12

1,148,145

1,120,360

1,086,749

74,013

Dublin NE

1,259,256

1,228,782

988,234

422,251

Dun Laoghaire

949,137

926,167

898,382

94,676

Finglas Cabra

959,818

936,590

908,492

263,277

NIC

2,428,391

2,369,624

2,298,535

576,956

SIC

2,215,434

2,161,821

2,096,966

255,720

Tallaght

1,281,356

1,250,347

1,262,837

452,712

Total

20,382,016

20,003,720

19,299,924

5,125,444

In the region of €5.1m has been allocated to Local Drugs Task Force projects this year from the Drugs Initiative. The reduced allocation in 2014 reflects the fact that some €13.8m in funding related to Local Drugs Task Force projects was transferred to the HSE by my Department on 1st January 2014.

I have asked the HSE to reply directly to the Deputy in relation to details of any other funding allocated by the HSE to Local Drug and Alcohol Task Forces between 2011 and 2014.

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