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Mentally Ill: Homicide

Volume 502: debated on Wednesday 16 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent estimate he has made of the cost of conducting a mental health homicide investigation. (307265)

Strategic health authorities commission independent investigations into adverse events in mental health services, including homicides committed by mental health service users. The Department does not collect routine information or cost data on such local investigations, and nor has there been a national estimate of their cost.