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Volume 479: debated on Monday 1 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what resources the Government provided to support (a) cognitive behavioural and (b) other talking therapies in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement. (220707)

The Government are investing funding, rising to £173 million by 2011, for the provision of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence evidence-based psychological therapies. This includes investment in cognitive behavioural therapy as well as other interventions.