NHS: Mental Health Services — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:42 pm on 14th March 2016.

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Photo of Baroness Tyler of Enfield Baroness Tyler of Enfield Liberal Democrat 2:42 pm, 14th March 2016

I thank the Minister for his Answer. The Mental Health Taskforce which he alluded to called for a data and transparency revolution in mental health services, specifically in their availability and the spending on mental health. Its actual words were “absolute transparency on spending”. What steps are the Government taking to ensure that the data on spending come into the public domain and how quickly will that happen? Specifically, how does the department intend to respond to the call last week from the Mental Health Commissioners Network for money for children and young people’s services to be ring-fenced so that it is not syphoned off elsewhere?