Compulsorily Detained Mental Patients

Department of Health written question – answered on 12th December 2017.

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Photo of Louise Haigh Louise Haigh Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Policing)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to publish the latest figures on section 136 detentions under the Mental Health Act 1983 and the places of safety patients are taken to.

Photo of Jackie Doyle-Price Jackie Doyle-Price The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

Information on s136 detentions where the person is taken to a health based place of safety is published annually by NHS Digital. The most recent report, Mental Health Act Statistics, Annual Figures: 2016-17, Experimental statistics was published in October and is available at

https://digital.nhs.uk/catalogue/PUB30105

Information on s136 detentions where the person is taken to a police station as a place of safety is published annually by the Home Office. The most recent report, Police powers and procedures England and Wales year ending 31 March 2017 second edition was published in October and is available at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/police-powers-and-procedures-england-and-wales-year-ending-31-march-2017

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