HC Deb 26 April 2004 vol 420 c766W
Mr. Keith Bradley

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the statistical base is for the allocation of resources to youth offending teams for(a) drug and (b) alcohol programmes. [162613]

Paul Goggins

[holding answer 22 March 2004]: The Youth Justice Board provide grant funding to Youth Offending Teams for substance misuse work which includes drugs and alcohol. They use a national formula which takes into account each Youth Offending Team area's 10 to 17-year-old population, levels of deprivation based on indices supplied by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and geographical size.