§ 16. Ms Oona King
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what initiatives his Department has supported in Tower Hamlets to combat the drugs problem. 
§ Mr. Boateng
We have supported the work of the Drugs Action Team withsome £36,000 last year and this, for support and co-ordination;some £64,000 for this year as the Home Office contribution to supporting services for young people under Drugs Action Team planning requirements;£180,000 over the next three years for a community development project on the Ocean Estate;over £76,000 last year and likely the same this for arrest referral schemes;some £580,000 this year for treatment provision, to which the Home Office has made significant contribution.
In addition, there will be a Tower Hamlets allocation—yet to be decided—from the £220 million announced for action against local drugs markets.