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DRUG AND ALCOHOL TREATMENT CHARITIES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 22: tabled on 21 June 2017

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 24 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that several charity providers in the drugs and alcohol sector have had to merge recently as a result of financial difficulties; further notes that the Drugs, Alcohol and Justice Cross-Party Parliamentary Group has repeatedly warned that it was only a matter of time before a major provider would go out of business; recognises that the failure to heed such warnings has already contributed to the collapse of Lifeline; acknowledges that payment by results schemes are often poorly designed and used to save funds rather than drive performance; and calls on the Government to address the damaging and distressing disregard for the sector and take action to safeguard these vital services as a matter of urgency.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.