Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Questions (744, 745)

Thomas Gould

Question:

744. Deputy Thomas Gould asked the Minister for Health the estimated cost of a gambling prevalence survey. [6487/21]

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Thomas Gould

Question:

745. Deputy Thomas Gould asked the Minister for Health where the location a full copy of questions asked as part of the current drug and alcohol survey can be found. [6488/21]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 744 and 745 together.

The national survey on drug and alcohol use is a general population survey of households in Ireland conducted by the Health Research Board (HRB) to estimate the number of people in Ireland who use drugs and alcohol. It is expected that the report on the survey will be published in the 2nd quarter of 2021.

The technical report for the 2014/2015 general prevalence survey can be found at the link below. This report sets out the research methodology for the survey including the questionnaire.

https://www.drugsandalcohol.ie/30311/1/NACDA_2014-15_Technical_Report.pdf

The estimated cost of a gambling prevalence survey does not fall within the remit of the Department of Health. This query should be directed towards the Department of Justice and Equality as it leads on gambling regulation, including research on gambling.