Mental Health: Spending — Question

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

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

My Lords, the noble Lord, Lord Patel of Bradford, is another expert in this field. It is important to keep information about types of mental health conditions and about the ages involved. Currently, data on age are not collected; there is only information on what category people fall into. There is some merit in looking at ethnic background. I have no briefing on that but it may be sensible if I talk to my honourable friend Norman Lamb and ask whether he can have a conversation with the noble Lord about that.