HC Deb 15 December 1999 vol 341 cc229-30W
Mr. Simon Hughes

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much money has been spent to date on each area of the Government's anti-drugs strategy announced following the comprehensive spending review. [102662]

Mr. Ian McCartney

It is not possible at this stage of the financial year to provide the information in the format requested.

The Comprehensive Expenditure Review 1997–98 estimated drug-related spending across the UK to be in the region of £1.4 billion.

The 1998 Comprehensive Spending Review settlement provided an additional £217 million over three years directed to health, local authorities and criminal justice agencies for targeted anti-drugs activities. The table details allocations.

In addition, in July 1999, the Home Secretary announced the availability of a further £20 million for the development of Arrest Referral Schemes to get drug misusers into treatment.

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