Methadone

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 5th November 2019.

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Photo of Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the average annual cost per person of methadone (1) treatment, and (2) supervision.

Photo of Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have assessed the value for money that the methadone programme in England represents; if so, what was the outcome of any such assessment; and if not, why not.

Photo of Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to divert funding currently used for methadone treatment to initiatives to support people to abstain from opiates.

Photo of Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Dissolution. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.

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