Drugs: Rehabilitation

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 1st November 2018.

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Photo of Daniel Poulter Daniel Poulter Conservative, Central Suffolk and North Ipswich

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 25 October to Question 180687 on Drugs: Rehabilitation, what estimate he has made of the real terms change in funding for substance misuse services in (a) each local authority in England and (b) in total in each year since 2012.

Photo of Daniel Poulter Daniel Poulter Conservative, Central Suffolk and North Ipswich

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 25 October 2018 to Question 180688 on Alcoholic Drinks: Rehabilitation, what estimate he has made of the real terms change in funding for alcohol treatment services in (a) each local authority in England and (b) total in each year since 2012.

Photo of Daniel Poulter Daniel Poulter Conservative, Central Suffolk and North Ipswich

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 25 October 2018 to Question 180689,on Drugs: Rehabilitation, what estimate he has made of the real terms change in funding for drug treatment services in (a) each local authority in England and (b) total in each year since 2012.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Information on annual actual spend by local authorities on these services is available at the following link:

www.gov.uk/government/collections/local-authority-revenue-expenditure-and-financing

However, this data is not broken down in the format requested. Decisions on the commissioning of drug and alcohol prevention and treatment services are the responsibility of local authorities (LAs), based on an assessment of local need.

The public health grant conditions make it clear that LAs must have regard for the need to improve the take up of, and outcomes from, their drug and alcohol misuse treatment services. The Government continues to monitor local authority spending on an annual basis.

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