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Mentally Ill

Volume 485: debated on Thursday 18 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what response his Department has made to those recommendations of the Foresight report into Mental Capital and Wellbeing which relate to his Department's responsibilities; and if he will make a statement. (244132)

The Ministry of Justice was consulted in the preparation of the Foresight Report, “Mental Capital and Wellbeing” and welcomes its publication. The Ministry has a strong interest in the report's implications for dealing with offenders with mental health problems, and will work closely with the Department of Health and other Government Departments to ensure that the report is taken into consideration in developing relevant policies and services, including early interventions.