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Mental Illness And Unemployment

Volume 15: debated on Wednesday 16 December 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is his response to the request from the Royal College of Psychiatrists for Government finance for major research into the relationship between mental illness and unemployment.

We have received no such request. I said in my reply to the hon. Member for Workington (Mr. Campbell-Savours) on 24 November 1981—[Vol. 13, c. 358–59]—that the Department is looking at the question of further research into the relationship between unemployment and ill health: this includes mental health.