Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Questions (832)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl

Question:

843 Deputy Seán Ó Fearghaíl asked the Minister for Health the budget allocation for and the actual expenditure by the Health Service Executive in implementing the actions of the national drugs strategy unit for the years 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35297/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Health)

Details of budget allocations and expenditure by the Health Services Executive for the implementation of the actions of the National Drugs Strategy for the period 2007 to 2011 are outlined as follows:

Year

Allocation €m

Expenditure €m

2007

101.867

101.867

2008

101.867

101.867

2009

102.067

104.867

2010

104.867

105.400

2011

104.000

91.149

In addition to services provided by the HSE Addiction Services, other areas of the HSE provide services to clients with addiction problems including acute hospitals, mental health and primary care services. However, it is not possible to provide estimates of the expenditure involved.