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Written Answers - Departmental Expenditure

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 754 No. 3

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 494.  Deputy Simon Harris Information on Simon Harris Zoom on Simon Harris  asked the Minister for Health Information on James Reilly Zoom on James Reilly  the amount of funding allocated to a drugs task force (details supplied), in tabular form, for each of the years 2008 to 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6437/12]

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 497.  Deputy Simon Harris Information on Simon Harris Zoom on Simon Harris  asked the Minister for Health Information on James Reilly Zoom on James Reilly  the current membership of a drugs task force (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6440/12]

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Róisín Shortall): Information on Róisín Shortall Zoom on Róisín Shortall I propose to take Questions Nos. 494 and 497 together.

I understand that the questions tabled by the Deputy refer to the East Coast Regional Drugs Task Force. The funding allocated to the East Coast Regional Drugs Task Force in respect of each of the years between 2008 and 2012 is set out in Table 1. The details of the current membership of the Task Force are set out in Table 2.

Table 1

Year Amount
2012 €851,596
2011 €872,716
2010 €896,933
2009 €842,380
2008 €1,079,953
Total €4,543,578

Table 2

Name of Representative Body/Sector Represented
Mr Andrew Doyle, T.D. Acting Chairperson
Ms Keri Goodliffe Task Force Coordinator
Ms Mary Millet Community Sector
Ms Catherine Byrne Co Wicklow VEC
Mr Garvin Hickey Wicklow County Council
Mr Edwin Daley Customs and Excise
Inspector Brian Duffy An Garda Síochána
Mr Aubrey McCarthy Voluntary Sector
Mr Eamonn McCann Voluntary Sector
Ms Niamh McAlinden HSE


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