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Anti-drugs Initiatives (Departmental Funding)

Volume 448: debated on Tuesday 11 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding his Department is making available for activities to reduce the use of drugs among young people; and if he will make a statement. (82266)

The Home Office has committed £55.3 million in 2006-07 alongside contributions from other Government Departments to support work on reducing young people's drug use. This includes the contribution to the young people's substance misuse partnership grant made available to local areas in addition to mainstream funds to deliver a comprehensive range of substance misuse interventions for young people; FRANK, the Government's drug awareness campaign, and the Positive Futures social inclusion programme which engages with young people.