Mental Health: Spending — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:37 pm on 27th January 2014.

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Photo of Baroness Jolly Baroness Jolly Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) 2:37 pm, 27th January 2014

The noble Lord is absolutely right: parity of esteem is critical. The Government are very intent on holding NHS England completely to account on parity, which is woven into the NHS outcomes framework and the mandate. As I said in my Answer, the Department of Health is working very carefully and closely with NHS England to determine what the most appropriate data are to ensure that patient care is maximised.