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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5O-00592: Monica Lennon (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 18 January 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the maintenance of the 2016-17 funding reduction to alcohol and drug partnerships in its Draft Budget 2017-18.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 25 January 2017

The draft Scottish Government budget for 2017-18 provides for the allocation of £53.8 million to support Alcohol and Drug services. The agreed funding allocation will be directed through NHS territorial boards for delegation to Integration Authorities. Supporting the delivery of Alcohol and Drug Partnerships’ work is a priority for Integrated Authorities in 2017-18. As in previous years, the funds provided directly from the Scottish Government budget sit alongside funds provided from other NHS sources, statutory partners and the third sector, which collectively makes up the resources package for this important work.