§ Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg
The priority to be given to the provision of treatment and rehabilitation services for drug misusers is in accordance with the policy set out in "Care in Action" (a handbook of Policies and Priorities for the Health and Personal Social Services in England, published by DHSS 1981, price £3.30), a matter for health and local authorities to determine in the light of local needs and circumstances.
The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs is engaged on a comprehensive review of treatment and rehabilitation services in the United Kingdom. The Council's report is expected to be completed by the end of the year. Its recommendations and any resource implications will then be considered by the Ministers concerned.234W
§ 1981. Mr. Dubs
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish in the Official Report a list of grants made by his Department for the treatment and rehabilitation of drug dependents with the names of the recipients, in each of the following years: (a) 1970, (b) 1975, (c) 1980 and (d)
§ Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg
The following grants were paid under section 64 of the Health Services and Public Health Act 1968:
£ 1970–71 No grants paid 1975–76 Esher Association for the Prevention of Addiction 3,000 Institutes for the Study of Drug Dependence 15,000 Life Line Project 10,127 ROMA 10,000 Standing Conference on Drug Abuse 22,000 Total 60,127 1980–81 Alpha House 490 Blenheim Project 2,500 City Roads (Crisis Intervention) Ltd. 90,000 Community Drug Project 6,800 Elizabeth House Association 3,000 Hertfordshire Standing Conference on Drug Misuse 3,100 Inward House 781 The Hungerford 6,870 Institute for the Study of Drug Dependence 75,420 ROMA 20,000 Standing Conference on Drug Abuse 48,000 Yeldall Manor 1,080 Total 258,041 1981–82 (Provisional) Blenheim Project 7,600 City Roads (Crisis Intervention) Ltd. 66,500 Coke Hole Trust 8,000 Community Drug Project 5,300 Esher Association for the Prevention of Addiction 9,750 The Hungerford 12,700 Institute for the Study of Drug Dependence 115,710 ROMA *32,000 Standing Conference on Drug Abuse 53,800 Total 311,360 * Includes £8,000 in respect of an information gathering exercise commissioned by DHSS.
The Department also makes separate grants towards the health services element of experiments in the addictions field, where staffing and other resources may be provided by health authorities. City Roads (Crisis Intervention) Ltd. received an additional grant of £52,098 on this basis in 1980–81. Figures for 1981–82 are not yet available.