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Drugs: Misuse

Volume 501: debated on Wednesday 25 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding has been allocated by the National Treatment Agency for substance misuse to each local authority in the last three years; and how much is planned to be spent on such funding for the next three years. (301043)

The Department makes allocations of ear-marked funding in the form of the pooled treatment budget (PTB) to primary care trusts to supplement resources identified locally from mainstream budgets for drug treatment. Tables have been placed in the Library showing allocations for each year since 2006-07 and indicative allocations for 2010-11, and in respect only of the young people’s PTB indicative allocations for 2011-12 also. Indicative allocations for the adult PTB for next year will be subject to change in the light of 2009-10 performance data submitted to the National Treatment Agency by local drug partnerships. No decision has yet been taken about funding beyond the indicative allocations as noted above.