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[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 182 - Drug treatment programmes funding [44625/15]. (10 Dec 2015)

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182. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health the budget for drug prevention, treatment and rehabilitation projects in each of the past five years; the projected budget for 2015; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44625/15]

 

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin): The Department of Health administers a Drugs Initiative, which primarily funds community based drugs initiatives supported by Local and Regional Drug and Alcohol Task Forces. Details of the allocations to each of the Task Forces in each of the past five years are provided in the table below. Approximately 55% of the amount allocated relates to treatment and rehabilitation projects, 35% relates to prevention, education and drug awareness projects and the remainder is primarily targeted at supply reduction measures.

 

€m

2011

2012

2013

2014 DOH

2014 HSE

2015 DOH

2015 HSE

LDATFs

20.65

20.24

19.48

5.13

13.82

4.43

14.52

RDATFs

9.73

9.49

8.97

1.48

7.22

1.15

7.55

Total

30.38

29.73

28.45

6.61

21.04

5.58

22.07

 

The data in respect of 2014 and 2015 respectively reflects the fact that the Department of Health transferred €21.04m in funding relating to treatment and rehabilitation projects to the Health Service Executive on 1 January 2014, with a further €1.02m transferring on 1 January 2015.

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