Addiction: Medical Treatments

Department of Health written question – answered on 11th July 2017.

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Photo of Ronnie Cowan Ronnie Cowan Scottish National Party, Inverclyde

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

Photo of Ronnie Cowan Ronnie Cowan Scottish National Party, Inverclyde

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.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

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.

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