A question to the Minister for Attorney General:

  1. What was the total number of people who have accessed the Magistrates Early Referral into Treatment Program (MERIT) in NSW for each of the years between 2011-2018?
  2. In each year, how many of these recorded a subsequent conviction?
  3. What is the total funding allocated to the program between 2011-2018?
  4. Will the program be expanded in response to the recommendations of the Parliamentary Inquiry into the provision of drug rehabilitation services in regional, rural and remote NSW?