Adult Mental Health Services

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Health – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 26 February 2013.

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Photo of Norman Lamb Norman Lamb The Minister of State, Department of Health 11:30, 26 February 2013

The Minister who will visit Newark is, in fact, my hon. Friend Dr Poulter, but I am grateful to my hon. Friend Patrick Mercer for raising this issue and for highlighting the importance of mental health care. The mandate makes it very clear that the Commissioning Board and the NHS must make measurable progress towards achieving parity of esteem by 2015.