Mental Health Services: Expenditure

Department of Health written question – answered at on 14 July 2015.

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Photo of Edward Argar Edward Argar Conservative, Charnwood

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much of the NHS budget (a) in cash terms and (b) as a proportion of the total budget has been spent on mental health services in each year since 2005.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt The Minister of State, Department of Health

The three tables below show the total National Health Service expenditure and total mental health expenditure. The reason the tables are split is due to NHS revenue expenditure and mental health expenditure not being directly comparable across the time period from 2004-05 to 2013-14.

The 2014-15 final outturn data is not yet available.

Table 1 shows years 2004-05 to 2007-08. The NHS expenditure figures are on a pre-Clear Line of Sight resource budgeting basis. The mental health expenditure is from Programme Budgeting data, information which is collected and published to help commissioners plan and spend their allocations.

Table 1

A

B

C

Financial Year

NHS Revenue Expenditure under pre Clear Line of Sight Rules (£ billion)

Mental Health Expenditure as per Programme Budgeting data (£ billion)

B as a % of A

2004-05

66.87

7.22

10.80

2005-06

74.17

7.82

10.54

2006-07

78.47

8.41

10.72

2007-08

86.38

9.17

10.62

Table 2 shows years 2008-09 to 2012-13. NHS expenditure figures are on an aligned basis following the HM Treasury’s Clear Line of Sight programme. The mental health expenditure information is from Programme Budgeting data.

Table 2

A

B

C

Financial Year

NHS Revenue Expenditure under Clear Line of Sight Rules

(£ billion)

Mental Health Expenditure as per Programme Budgeting data (£ billion)

B as a % of A

2008-09

87.62

9.79

11.17

2009-10

94.42

10.61

11.24

2010-11

97.47

10.96

11.24

2011-12

100.27

11.16

11.13

2012-13

102.57

11.28

11.00

Table 3 shows 2013-14. The NHS expenditure figures are on an aligned basis following the HM Treasury’s Clear Line of Sight programme. The mental health expenditure for 2013-14 has been collected directly from NHS England.

Table 3

A

B

C

Financial Year

NHS Revenue Expenditure under Clear Line of Sight Rules

(£ billion)

Mental Health Expenditure as per NHS England Accounts

(£ billion)

B as a % of A

2013-14

106.50

11.36

10.67

Unfortunately, it is not possible to directly compare each year due to the different reporting rules across the time period. One way to do this is to compare spending in real terms. The following table shows mental health expenditure since 2004-05 in 2013-14 prices -

Financial Year

Mental Health Expenditure in 2013-14 prices

(£ billion)

2004-05

8.95

2005-06

9.43

2006-07

9.87

2007-08

10.46

2008-09

10.89

2009-10

11.51

2010-11

11.57

2011-12

11.57

2012-13

11.51

2013-14

11.36

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