Mental Health Services

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Health – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 16th May 2006.

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Photo of David Taylor David Taylor Labour, North West Leicestershire 2:30 pm, 16th May 2006

Due to the actions of our Government since 1997, mental health care has recently ceased to be the Cinderella of the NHS, but it is still something of a poor relation. Can the Minister reassure the House that people and patients have not been put at risk by budget reductions, about which Louis Appleby, the national director for mental health, is unhappy?