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Mental Health Services: Prisoners

Volume 502: debated on Tuesday 8 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Justice on services for people in the criminal justice system with mental health conditions; and if he will make a statement. (304678)

Ministers and officials at the Department of Health and Ministry of Justice work closely together to improve the health care available for people in the criminal justice system.

Improving Health, Supporting Justice, the national delivery plan of the health and criminal justice programme board was published on 17 November. It includes the Government's response to Lord Bradley's review of people with mental health problems or learning disabilities in the criminal justice system.