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[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 427 - National Drugs Strategy implementation [7861/15]. (24 Feb 2015)


427. Deputy Billy Kelleherasked the Minister for Health if he will provide, in tabular form, the funding provided each year, since 2010, by the Health Service Executive, to support implementation of the National Drugs Strategy.  [7861/15]

 

Minister for Health (Deputy Leo Varadkar): The information requested by the Deputy is set out in the following table.

 

2010 Expenditure €m

2011 Expenditure €m

2012 Expenditure €m

2013 Expenditure €m

2014 Expenditure €m

105,400

92,878

90,752

90,392

114,777


The decrease in expenditure in 2011 compared to 2010 arose due to savings, which were achieved as a result of the public service pay cut, HSE staffing redundancies and a reduction in funding to Voluntary and Community Agencies funded under service arrangements. The increase in the 2014 allocation is due to a transfer of €21.57m in funding from my Department's Vote to the HSE Vote in respect of Drug and Alcohol Task Force projects. In addition, a range of other services in the HSE provide frontline interventions to clients with addiction issues. These include the Health & Wellbeing, Mental Health and Acute Hospital Services Divisions as well as the Emergency Departments, Primary Care Services and General Practitioners.

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