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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-15927: Iain Gray (East Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 16 April 2018

To ask the Scottish Government when it will announce individual local authority allocations of drug and alcohol services funding, and whether this will be ring-fenced.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 30 April 2018

The 2018-19 Budget also committed an additional £20 million of investment specifically for alcohol and drug services. This funding will support new and innovative approaches responding to the needs of patients in a more joined up person centred way. Our new Substance Use Strategy will publish in the coming months.

The Scottish Government’s 2018-19 Budget increased investment in health by more than £400 million. Frontline NHS Boards will receive an increase in baseline budget of £179m (1.9%) and an increase of £175m in investment in reform, taking total additional funding for frontline NHS boards to £354m (3.7%).

Since 2017-18 ADP funding has been provided to NHS Boards as part of their baseline budget for onward delegation to Integration Authorities (Health and Social Care Partnerships). We expect this funding to continue to be protected.