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[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answers 164 & 165 - Local drugs task forces funding [53378/17]. (13 Dec 2017)

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164. Deputy Maurice Quinlivanasked the Minister for Health the funding provided to the mid-west regional drug and alcohol forum, formerly known as drugs task force, per annum in each of the years 2008 to 2016, and to date in 2017; the amount budgeted for 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53378/17]

 

165. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Health the funding provided to the mid-west regional drug and alcohol forum, formerly known as drugs task force, budgeted for 2018; when this funding is expected to be confirmed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53379/17]

 

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Catherine Byrne):I propose to take Questions Nos. 164 and 165 together.   Local and Regional Drug and Alcohol Task forces are funded by both the Department of Health and the HSE. The table shows the funding for the Drug and Alcohol Forum from 2008 to 2017. It should be noted that from 2008 to 2013 the Mid West Regional Drug and Alcohol Task Force/Forum was funded by my Department under the Drugs Initiative Fund. The reduction in the budget allocated from the Drugs Initiative Fund in the years 2014 to 2017 reflects the fact that my Department transferred funding of approximately €1.26 million in respect of a number of projects in the Mid West Regional Drug and Alcohol Task Force/Forum to the HSE in 2014. The HSE maintained this allocation in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

 

 

Year

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

DoH Allocation 

1,537,241

1,548,888

1,576,095

1,533,540

1,496,428

1,451,535

147,982

147,982

147,982

147,982

HSE Allocation 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,260,007

1,260,007

1,260,007

1,260,007

Total

1,537,241

1,548,888

1,576,095

1,533,540

1,496,428

1,451,535

1,407,989

1,407,989

1,407,989

1,407,989

  

It is intended that all Local and Regional Drug and Alcohol Task Forces will be notified of their 2018 funding allocations by the Department and the HSE as soon as the HSE National Service Plan for 2018 has been approved by the Minister for Health.

 

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