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Mental Health Services: Expenditure

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 10 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has spent on (a) child and adolescent mental health services and (b) adult mental health services in each of the last 10 years. (253998)

Data on additional funding given to the national health service and local authorities between 1999-2000 and 2007-08 for child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) are in the following table. This funding is additional to expenditure from NHS and local authority baseline budgets. The annual CAMHS Mapping, which started in 2003-04, has reported the total expenditure by the NHS and local authorities on CAMHS as follows: 2003-04—£322 million; 2004-05—£431million; 2005-06—£461 million; 2006-07—£523 million.

Department of Health CAMHS funding 1999-2000 to 2007-08

£ million

1999-2000

10

2000-01

20

2001-02

35

2002-03

20

2003-04

47

2004-05

103

2005-06

159

2006-07

86

2007-08

119

Notes:

1. Allocations in 2004-05, 2005-06 and 2007-08 included NHS capital funding. In 2007-08 this was specifically used to increase the number of in-patient beds for children and young people. Since 2006-07, CAMHS NHS revenue funding has been included in baseline allocations.

2. Data on adult mental health services spending over 10 years are not available. Information provided is for working age adults over the last seven years.

Total expenditure on adult mental health services from 2001-02 to 2007-08 at 2007-08 pay and price levels

Total investment (£ billion)

2001-02

3.844

2002-03

4.253

2003-04

4.394

2004-05

4.902

2005-06

5.209

2006-07

5.330

2007-08

5.530

Note:

The data report on planned investment on working age adults only.

Source:

Mental Health Strategies