HC Deb 21 December 1988 vol 144 cc343-4W
54. Mr. Sillars

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what funding and other assistance his Department will provide to community groups formed in Glasgow, Govan constituency for the purpose of mobilising the community to combat drug abuse.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

The Government have taken a wide range of positive measures to encourage and assist local action to combat the problem of drug misuse. The primary responsibility for planning and developing services to prevent drug misuse and provide help for drug misusers and their families rests with health boards and local authorities, but applications for central funding under schemes such as the urban programme will certainly be considered.