Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Questions (985, 986, 1041)

Thomas Gould

Question:

985. Deputy Thomas Gould asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 772 of 21 July 2020, the four of the 50 actions for delivery between 2017 to 2020 in the National Drugs Strategy, Supporting Recovery Reducing Harm, that have been completed. [18438/20]

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Thomas Gould

Question:

986. Deputy Thomas Gould asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 772 of 21 July 2020, the 35 of the 50 actions for delivery between 2017 to 2020 in the National Drugs Strategy, Supporting Recovery Reducing Harm, which are in progress. [18439/20]

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Thomas Gould

Question:

1041. Deputy Thomas Gould asked the Minister for Health the date for the publication of the 2019 end-of-year report on the National Drugs Strategy; and the status of the 50-point action plan 2017-2020. [18886/20]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 985, 986 and 1041 together.

The national drug strategy, Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery sets out government policy on drug and alcohol use in Ireland until 2025. The strategy aims to provide an integrated public health approach to drug and alcohol use, focused on reducing the harms for individuals, families and communities and promoting rehabilitation and recovery. 

The strategy contains 50 actions for delivery between 2017 to 2020. The implementation of these actions is monitored through the national oversight structures, supported by the coordinated system of monitoring, research and evaluation set out in the strategy. 

Further to Parliamentary Question No. 772 of 21 July 2020, I wish to advise that the 4 actions which have been completed are as follows:

Actions 7, 18, 32, 35. 

The 35 actions in progress are as follows: 

Actions 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 36, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 44. 45, 46 and 48. 

The 2019 progress report on the implementation of the actions will be published following its consideration by the National Oversight Committee.