Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Questions (178)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

179 Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will urgently review the greatly reduced level of funding allocated to an addiction rehabilitation programme (details supplied) which will have a very negative effect the level of service offered by the programme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [35847/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Social Protection)

Management of the Community Employment project in question have been in discussion with the Department, and officials met with them on 30th May 2012 to discuss the level of funding being approved.

At the meeting, further clarification was sought from the project regarding the exact amount of funding required, and this information has since been received by the Department.

Since then, the Department's financial review of the Community Employment Scheme has been concluded, and the exact amount of funding available to the project has been approved and has been communicated to management of the project.

The Department has received an appeal regarding the level of funding approved, which is currently being processed and management of the project will be notified of the outcome, in due course.