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Drugs: Durham

Volume 493: debated on Monday 1 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the treatment of drug misuse in the Durham Primary Care Trust area in each of the last three years. (276997)

The following table shows expenditure on substance misuse by the County Durham Primary Care Trust for the last three years in which data are available.

Expenditure on own population (£000)

2004-05

3,412

2005-06

3,988

2006-07

4,362

Note:

Figures do not include prevention or general medical services expenditure.

Source:

Department of Health Programme Budgeting