To ask the Secretary of State for Health
(2) what funding her Department plans to allocate to the mental health charity Combat Stress in each of the next five years.
The Department in England has not provided funding to Combat Stress or any of its treatment centres in the last five years and currently has no plans to do so.
The Ministry of Defence meets individual costs relating to war pensioners who undergo remedial treatment at one of the two Combat Stress homes in England for conditions related to their individual war pensioned disablement. For details of Ministry of Defence expenditure since 2001 in respect of individual remedial treatment of qualifying war pensioners at Combat Stress Homes in England, I refer my hon. Friend to the answer given by the Under-Secretary of State for Defence, my hon. Friend Derek Twigg, on