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National Drugs Strategy

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 24 January 2012

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Ceisteanna (573, 574)

Maureen O'Sullivan

Ceist:

598 Deputy Maureen O’Sullivan asked the Minister for Health the measures he will take to integrate and promote the dial to stop drug dealing campaign into the crimestoppers freephone crime prevention initiative; his plans to encourage communities to use the new number to report drug dealing and related activity; and the way the issue of drug dealing related intimidation will be incorporated into the crimestoppers crime prevention response. [3257/12]

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Jonathan O'Brien

Ceist:

600 Deputy Jonathan O’Brien asked the Minister for Health the way he will ensure the continuation of the service provided by dial to stop drug dealing within his proposed plans to change it. [3483/12]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 598 and 600 together.

Following a review of the Dial to Stop Drug Dealing Campaign, it has been decided to put in place a more cost efficient approach to promoting the campaign in partnership with CRIMESTOPPERS from 2012 onwards. The Department is currently in discussions withCRIMESTOPPERS regarding the arrangements for the promotion of the initiative this year in Drugs Task Force areas and other areas where there is a high concentration of drug activity. In the meantime, Drugs Task Forces have been advised that any one wishing to pass on information on drug dealing should call the CRIMESTOPPERS freephone confidential number 1800 25 00 25.

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