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Written Answers - Substance Misuse Strategy

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 760 No. 3

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 574.  Deputy Ciarán Lynch Information on Ciaran Lynch Zoom on Ciaran Lynch  asked the Minister for Health Information on James Reilly Zoom on James Reilly  if an action plan has been developed as a result of the report by the steering group on a national substance misuse strategy; the time frame that is envisioned for its implementation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16394/12]

Minister for Health (Deputy James Reilly): Information on James Reilly Zoom on James Reilly The report of the National Substance Misuse Strategy Steering Group in relation to alcohol was only recently launched and is encouraging public debate. I envisage an Action Plan being developed in advance of proposals being drafted for Government later in the year. This shall take into account — among other things — that the strategy should be taken in conjunction with the National Drugs Strategy 2009 — 2016 as the overall National Substance Misuse Strategy until the end of 2016.

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