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Drugs: Crime

Home Department written question – answered on 24th January 2011.

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Photo of Bob Ainsworth Bob Ainsworth Labour, Coventry North East

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding from her Department's drugs budget is allocated to (a) the criminal justice system, (b) drug treatment services and (c) drugs education.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)

holding answer 21 January 2011

The Home Office budget is not divided into the categories in the question. The following budgets have been allocated for the financial period 2010-11:

£ million
Drug Interventions Programme(1) 142
Drug Strategy Delivery(2) 1.28
Positive Futures programme(3) 6
YOT named drug worker(4) 8.5
(1) Funding for delivery of the Drug Interventions Programme (DIP), includes grants to local areas, grants and costs for drug testing and for the programme's information systems. (2) Grant funding for a range of projects which supported delivery of the Drug Strategy in terms of developing innovation and best practice. (3) Positive Futures programme provides grants to local prevention projects that target vulnerable and at risk 10 to 19-year-olds aiming to stop them from becoming drawn into crime and substance misuse and supporting them in moving forward with their lives. (4) Funding to provide a named drugs worker in every Youth Offending Team in England and Wales.

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