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[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 825 - National drugs strategy budget [10276/16]. (17 May 2016)

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825. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health  the funding made available to deliver the national drugs strategy in each year since 2009 in tabular form; the commitments which exist to increase this funding; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10276/16]

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): The National Drugs Strategy 2009-2016 is a cross cutting area of public policy and service delivery which requires a coordinated response to tackling the drugs problem. The Oversight Forum on Drugs, which is Chaired by the Minister with responsibility for the Drugs Strategy, is responsible for the high-level monitoring of the implementation of the Strategy across Government Departments and agencies.  The table, which relates to 2009 to 2015, sets out the latest figures provided to the Oversight Forum on Drugs, by relevant Government Departments and Agencies, on funding provided for the delivery of the National Drugs Strategy. Any potential adjustment to the funding for the Strategy will have to be considered in the context of the estimates process for each of the relevant Government Departments.

Department/Agency

2009 (€m)

2010 (€m)

2011 (€m)

2012 (€m)

2013 (€m)

2014 (€m)

2015 (€m)

HSE Addiction Services

104.867

105.400

92.878

89.368

90.392

86.122

86.279

Community Based Drugs Initiatives

0

0

0

0

0

21.570

22.593

An Garda Síochána

45.004

44.500

45.014

45.850

44.000

43.000

43.000

D/Children & Youth Affairs

28.501

25.740

24.987

22.730

20.310

19.548

19.548

D/Justice & Equality

14.801

14.478

18.681

18.580

18.553

18.762

18.928

Revenue Customs Service

15.867

15.797

15.470

14.241

14.624

16.235

16.235

D/Social Protection (former FÁS area)

18.800

18.000

15.634

11.859

13.434

14.063

13.702

D/Health

40.326

35.755

33.554

32.376

30.524

8.280

7.350

Irish Prison Service

5.000

5.200

5.200

5.000

4.500

4.200

4.285

D/Education & Skills

3.643

2.461

0.411

0.815

0.810

0.748

0.746

D/Environment, Community & Local Government

0.461

0.461

0.400

0.200

0

0

0

Total

277.270

267.792

252.229

241.019

237.147

232.528

232.666

The reduction in the Department of Health allocations for 2014 and 2015 reflects the fact that the Department transferred €21.57m in funding relating to Community Based Drugs Initiatives to the HSE on 1 January 2014, with a further €1.02m transferring on 1 January 2015.

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