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Mental Health

Volume 454: debated on Wednesday 13 December 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the budget was of each NHS mental health trust in each of the last three years; and what the percentage annual change was in funding provided to each trust over that period. (106398)

This information is not available. The Department makes revenue allocations to primary care trusts (PCTs), from which they can provide or commission mental health services in accordance with their own local priorities. Mental health trusts are not given funds for this purpose.

Allocations were first made to PCTs in 2003-04, but prior to this funding was allocated to health authorities. Information on expenditure by each PCT on the commissioning of mental illness services and details of revenue allocations to each PCT for 2003-04 to 2005-06 and for 2006-07 to 2007-08 is available in the Library. These data exclude social care spending on mental health and expenditure on mental health treatment in primary care.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people are diagnosed with schizophrenia. (108244)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people detained within a secure hospital unit are diagnosed as psychopathic; and what trends there have been in the number diagnosed over the last ten years. (106867)