§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
[holding answer 20 December 1991]: Full details of the support given by health boards to local voluntary organisations concerned with alcohol and drug misuse are not held centrally. However, over £2 million was set aside in the health programme in 1989–90 specifically for the support of drug misuse services and a substantial proportion of this sum was used to support the work of voluntary organisations.
In addition, support was given to voluntary organisations concerned with alcohol and drug misuse from centrally held funds under section 16B of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978, section 10 of the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968 and the Local Government Grants (Social Need) Act 1969 (the urban Programme). Details of assistance given under these provision are on folllows:
Organisation Amount (1989–90) £ Scottish Council on Alcohol 142,190 Scottish Drugs Forum 48,800 Drinkwise Orkney 13,360 Church of Scotland (Designated Place, Inverness) 6,730 Glasgow Council on Alcohol (1) Barlinnie Addiction Project 10,522 (2) Hostels project 29,124 Ayrshire Council on Alcohol 63,444 Renfrew Council on Alcohol 38,229 Anchor House (Perth) 23,064 Aberdeen Council on Alcohol 50,995 Falkirk Drug and Solvent Abuse Project 16,015 Aberdeen Drugs Action Outreach Project 22,350 West Edinburgh Support Team 25,841 East End Drug Forum (Glasgow) 61,980 Inverclyde Drugline 43,879 St. Enoch's Drug Rehabilitation Programme 82,237 West Lothian Drug Education Project 24,898 Total 703,678