HC Deb 09 April 2001 vol 366 c457W
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. [156035]

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.