Written Question – Health [11/07/2017]

Question: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to increase funding for addiction services in England. (2783)

Tabled on: 04 July 2017

This question was grouped with the following question(s) for answer:

  1. To ask the Secretary of State for Health, why expenditure on adult drug misuse services in England has fallen by over £42 million since 2013-14. (2963) Tabled on: 04 July 2017

Answer: Steve Brine:

The Government has committed £16 billion in funding to local councils over the current five year spending review period to tackle public health issues. Any decisions on commission of effective drug and alcohol prevention and treatment services are the responsibility of local authorities based on an assessment of local need.

The answer was submitted on 11 Jul 2017 at 10:49.

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