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[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 428 - Local Drugs Task Forces funding [7862/15]. (24 Feb 2015)


428. Deputy Billy Kelleherasked the Minister for Health if he will provide, in tabular form, the funding provided each year, since 2010, to each of the local and regional drugs task forces.  [7862/15]

 

Minister for Health (Deputy Leo Varadkar): In line with 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 twenty four Local and Regional Drug and Alcohol Task Forces for each of the years referred to by the Deputy is set out in the following table.

 

LDATFs

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

Ballyfermot

1,533,826

1,492,413

1,569,489

1,522,404

461,150

255,466

Ballymun

1,243,552

1,209,976

1,180,695

1,145,274

632,817

422,958

Blanchardstown

1,184,200

1,152,227

1,124,343

1,090,613

179,305

179,305

Bray

1,656,849

1,612,114

1,573,101

1,525,908

573,860

573,860

Canal Communities

1,645,413

1,600,987

1,562,243

1,515,376

338,605

338,605

Clondalkin

1,495,408

1,455,032

1,421,577

1,428,930

388,114

388,114

Cork

1,622,621

1,617,730

1,578,581

1,531,224

411,988

411,988

Dublin 12

1,180,005

1,148,145

1,120,360

1,086,749

74,013

70,997

Dublin North East

1,294,199

1,259,256

1,228,782

988,234

422,251

422,251

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown

975,475

949,137

926,167

898,382

94,676

94,676

Finglas Cabra

986,452

959,818

936,590

908,492

263,277

263,277

North Inner City

2,495,777

2,428,391

2,369,624

2,298,535

576,956

494,856

South Inner City

2,276,911

2,215,434

2,161,821

2,096,966

255,720

176,043

Tallaght

1,316,913

1,281,356

1,250,347

1,262,837

452,712

341,438

RDATFs

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

East Coast

896,933

872,716

851,596

584,227

58,200

58,200

Midlands

1,576,095

870,581

849,513

824,028

307,810

136,816

Mid-West

894,739

1,533,540

1,496,428

1,451,535

147,982

147,982

North East

1,038,588

1,010,546

986,091

956,508

0

0

North West

806,369

784,597

765,610

742,642

272,485

258,633

North Dublin

870,066

846,574

826,087

801,304

456,080

309,778

South East

1,193,005

1,160,794

1,132,703

1,098,722

0

0

South West

894,750

870,592

849,524

824,038

102,820

102,820

Southern

1,089,369

1,059,956

1,034,305

1,003,276

0

0

Western

740,085

720,104

702,677

681,597

136,994

136,994


The reduction in the allocation in 2014 and 2015 respectively reflects the fact that my Department transferred €21.04m in funding relating to Drug and Alcohol Task Force projects to the HSE on 1st January 2014, with a further €1.02m transferring on 1 January 2015.

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