Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Ceisteanna (534)

John Curran

Ceist:

534. Deputy John Curran asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the local and regional drugs task forces that have a representative from her Department on the task force in each of the years 2016, 2017 and to date in 2018, in tabular form; the number of meetings that took place; the number that were attended by the representative from her Department; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20903/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

My Department continues to engage with the Local and Regional Drug and Alcohol Task Forces with focused services to support the re-integration of people recovering from substance misuse into the labour market.

The record of meetings held and attended by a representative from my Department, can be found in the table. DEASP local management appoint a representative to attend based on appropriateness and necessity, taking account of meeting agenda.

Local Task Force Name

2016 number of meetings held

2016 number of meetings attended by DEASP

2017 number of meetings held

2017 number of meetings attended by DEASP

2018 number of meetings held up to May 18

2018 number of meetings attended by DEASP

North Inner City

10

9

11

9

4

4

Regional Task Force Name

South West

7

5

8

2

1

0

Southern

5

5

5

2

3

0

North Eastern

4

2

4

1

4

2

TOTAL

26

21

28

14

12

6

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.