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Learning Disabilities and Mental Health Services

Volume 516: debated on Thursday 14 October 2010

I am today laying before Parliament the 14th report prepared pursuant to section 11 of the Disabled Persons (Services, Consultation and Representation) Act 1986 as amended by the Health and Social Care Act 2001. The report sets out the main developments in mental health and learning disabilities services that have taken place since the 13th report in 2003. It also provides the statistical data required under section 11(1)(b) of the Act.

A report under section 11 has not been published since 2003. We have published information about service and policy developments, but this information has not been laid before Parliament. The Department apologises unreservedly to Parliament for this oversight by the previous Government.

“Development of services for people with learning disabilities or mental illness in England—14th report” is in the Library and copies are available to hon. Members from the Vote Office.