Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Ceisteanna (149)

Catherine Murphy

Ceist:

149. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Education and Skills if his representation on the drugs and alcohol task force will be reinstated; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12651/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

While my Department does not have representation on the Drug and Alcohol Task Forces, membership includes representation from the Education and Training Boards (ETBs). I have made arrangements for Education and Training Boards Ireland (ETBI) to reply directly to the Deputy with information on the taskforces with ETB representation.

Along with other government departments, agencies and stakeholders, my Department is working to support full implementation of the national drug and alcohol strategy, Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery 2017-2025.