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Drug Misuse

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 1 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much his Department has spent on tackling drug misuse in each of the last 10 years. (93761)

Home Office direct investment in reducing the harm caused by illegal drugs is identified in the Departmental Report. Figures for each year since 2001 are set out in the following table.

These figures do not take account of complementary mainstream funding made available by the Home Office which local partnerships draw upon to support delivery of the drug strategy. They form only one element of total Government direct investment in reducing the harm caused by illegal drugs, which in 2006-07 is over £1.5 billion.

Changes in the classification of funding in Spending Review 2000 mean that comparison with previous years in not possible.

Home Office Departmental Report 2006: Total public spending for the Home Office on the strategic objective that fewer people's lives are ruined by drugs and alcohol:

Outturn (£000)

Resource

Capital

2000-01

0

0

2001-02

1,825

0

2002-03

80,169

0

2003-04

96,351

0

2004-05

206,904

2,174

2005-061

184,606

1,300

2006-072

209,851

3,300

1 Estimated outturn.

2 Plan.

Note:

Changes in the treatment of budgets within the supplementary estimates between the 2004-05 and the 2005-06 suggest a decrease in resource expenditure recorded in the departmental report. These disguise a year on year increase of £25,086K expenditure on the drug Interventions Programme.