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Mental Health: Research

Volume 498: debated on Monday 2 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has spent on each research project relating to personality disorder among offenders in each year since 1999; and what publications resulted from research (a) commissioned and (b) funded by his Department. (296528)

The costs of research in this joint development programme has been shared with the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and the research programme managed by the MoJ. The total Department of Health contribution to the cost of the many research projects since 2000 is £3,359,000.

Some research is still ongoing and due to deliver in 2010. Most other research projects have resulted in a considerable number of related publications in academic journals. The delivery of the Bradley Review recommendations on personality disorders in offender populations will include full consideration of the results of all this research evidence before presenting a new interdepartmental strategy for personality disorder in October 2010.