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[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 298 - Local drugs task forces funding [19239/15]. (19 May 2015)


298. Deputy Thomas P. Broughanasked the Minister for Health the level of funding provided to; and the percentage of cuts to, local drugs task force funding for each year from 2011 to 2014 and in 2015 to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19239/15]

 

299. Deputy Thomas P. Broughanasked the Minister for Health if he will provide, in tabular form, the level of funding for each individual drugs task force for each year from 2011 to 2014 and in 2015 to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19240/15]

 

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin): I propose to take Questions Nos. 298 and 299 together. In line with the National Drugs Strategy, the Department of Health (DOH) administers a Drugs Initiative which primarily funds community based drugs initiatives supported by Local and Regional Drug and Alcohol Task Forces. In addition, the Health Service Executive (HSE) also funds community based drugs initiatives supported by the Task Forces.

 

The following tables set out the budget allocation for each Local Drug and Alcohol Task Force (LDATF) and Regional Drug and Alcohol Task Force (RDATF) for each of the years referred to by the Deputy:

 

 

LDATFs

2011

2012

2013

2014 DOH

2014 HSE

2015 DOH

2015 HSE

 

€m

€m

€m

€m

€m

€m

€m

Ballyfermot

1.492

1.570

1.522

0.461

1.026

0.255

1.231

Ballymun

1.210

1.181

1.145

0.633

0.488

0.423

0.698

Blanchardstown

1.152

1.124

1.091

0.179

0.914

0.179

0.914

Bray

1.612

1.573

1.526

0.574

0.916

0.574

0.916

Canal Communities

1.601

1.562

1.515

0.339

1.141

0.339

1.141

Clondalkin

1.455

1.422

1.429

0.388

1.008

0.388

1.007

Cork

1.618

1.579

1.531

0.412

1.108

0.412

1.108

Dublin 12

1.148

1.120

1.087

0.074

0.990

0.071

0.993

Dublin North East

1.259

1.229

0.988

0.422

0.595

0.422

0.595

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown

0.949

0.926

0.898

0.095

0.787

0.095

0.787

Finglas Cabra

0.960

0.937

0.908

0.263

0.628

0.263

0.628

North Inner City

2.428

2.370

2.299

0.577

1.653

0.495

1.735

South Inner City

2.215

2.162

2.097

0.256

1.788

0.176

1.868

Tallaght

1.281

1.250

1.263

0.453

0.782

0.341

0.894

Total

20.38

20.005

19.298

5.126

13.824

4.432

14.515

Percentage Reduction

2.51

1.86

3.52

1.82

0.00


The same percentage reduction has been applied in all cases. However, variations in allocation levels in certain cases are attributable to changing levels of service provision from year to year.

 

 

RDATFs

2011

2012

2013

2014 DOH

2014 HSE

2015 DOH

2015 HSE

 

€m

€m

€m

€m

€m

€m

€m

East Coast

0.873

0.852

0.584

0.058

0.509

0.058

0.509

Midlands

0.871

0.850

0.824

0.308

0.491

0.137

0.662

Mid West

1.534

1.496

1.452

0.148

1.260

0.148

1.260

North East

1.011

0.986

0.957

0

0.928

0

0.928

North West

0.785

0.766

0.743

0.272

0.448

0.259

0.462

North Dublin

0.847

0.826

0.801

0.456

0.321

0.310

0.467

South East

1.161

1.133

1.099

0

1.066

0

1.066

South West

0.871

0.850

0.824

0.103

0.696

0.103

0.696

Southern

1.060

1.034

1.003

0

0.973

0

0.973

Western

0.720

0.703

0.682

0.137

0.524

0.137

0.524

Total

9.733

9.496

8.969

1.482

7.216

1.152

7.547


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

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