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Drugs: Peterborough

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 10 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much of the Young People’s Substance Misuse Partnership funding was allocated to Peterborough constituency in each of the last five years; and if she will make a statement. (154763)

[holding answer 8 October 2007]: The Department of Health, Home Office, Department for Children, Schools and Families (formerly the Department for Education and Skills), and the Youth Justice Board brought together substance misuse budgets for young people into one grant, the Young People Substance Misuse Partnership Grant (YPSMPG) at a national level in 2004-05. This funding is made available in addition to mainstream funding streams.

The allocations made to Peterborough since 2004-05 are shown in the following table.

The change in levels of funding in 2007-08 against 2006-07 need to be placed in the context of record levels of investment over the last eight years. This year’s allocation to Peterborough is over 30 per cent. greater than when YPSMPG allocations were introduced. Where there is a local need, the pooled treatment budget for drug treatment services can be used to provide additional funding for young people’s treatment.

Allocation (£)

2004-05

216,408

2005-06

303,323

2006-07

308,951

2007-08

284,440