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MANDATING DRUG AND ALCOHOL TREATMENT PROVISION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2121: tabled on 27 February 2019

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 19 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House agrees with the BMA, Faculty of Public Health, Health Foundation, Health & SocialCare Select Committee, King's Fund, LGA, Royal Society for Public Health and many others that have warned that public health cuts are a false economy, heaping added pressure upon an overstretched NHS and jeopardising future health outcomes; recognises that analysis shows that for every £1 invested in public health, £14 is returned to the health and social care economy; acknowledges that drug and alcohol treatment services are acutely affected by continued austerity at a time of record drug and alcohol deaths; believes these to be essential services which warrant mandatory provision status; notes that this would not require primary legislation to introduce; further notes that this has already been achieved to safeguard sexual health service provision; and calls upon the Government to consider a similar regulation to add a duty to deliver drug and alcohol treatment services.

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There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.