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Eating Disorders: Finance

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 15 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the NHS spent on treating eating disorders in the period 2004 to 2008; and if he will make a statement. (286714)

This information is not held centrally. Primary care trusts are responsible for providing local health services and together with their strategic health authorities are responsible for deciding which services to plan, commission and develop to meet the health needs of their local communities.

Since 2001-02, real terms investment in adult mental health services increased by 44 per cent., or £1.7 billion, putting in place the services and staff needed to transform mental health services. The national health service spent £5.53 billion on these services in 2007-08 compared to £3.844 billion in 2001-02.