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Mental Health Services: Expenditure

Department of Health written question – answered on 23rd November 2016.

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Photo of Luciana Berger Luciana Berger Labour/Co-operative, Liverpool, Wavertree

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health in the House of Lords on 16 November 2016, what the evidential basis is for his statement on the proportionate increase in spending on mental health services in 2015-16 relative to the spending in 2014-15.

Photo of Nicola Blackwood Nicola Blackwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The increase in mental health spending of 8.4%, as given in the House of Lords on 16 November, represents an increase in clinical commissioning groups mental health spending between 2014/15 (£8.3 billion) and 2015/16 (£9.0 billion). As part of the 2016/17 planning round the reporting of mental health spend, NHS England added the objective of improving consistent reporting across clinical commissioning groups.

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