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Volume 489: debated on Friday 13 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many community treatment orders have been issued for patients suffering from paranoid schizophrenia since 3 November 2008. (263236)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 12 January 2009, Official Report, column 184W, on schizophrenia, which severe and enduring conditions are sufficient to make it inappropriate to allow a mental health patient a choice over his treatment. (263258)

Each mental health service user should have an opportunity to be actively involved in agreeing their treatment plans wherever possible. This is not dependent on diagnosis, but may be affected by the severity of the condition at any particular time.