Date lodged: 30 January 2018
To ask the Scottish Government when it commissioned the drug and alcohol information system that is in development, and whether it will be (a) launched on time and (b) within budget and, if not, for what reason.
Answered by: Aileen Campbell 29 March 2018
The drug and alcohol information system was commissioned by the Scottish Government in May 2016 with the IT development commencing April 2017. The IT system will be available from April 2018 and there will be a phased implementation to accommodate a delay in software development and to allow for a phased implementation to reflect different degrees of readiness across local areas. The support and training to aid local use of DAISY will be managed within existing Scottish Government budgets for supporting drugs policy and all areas are expected to be operational by October 2018.