Mental Illness: Police Custody

Home Office written question – answered on 8th April 2019.

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Photo of Andrea Jenkyns Andrea Jenkyns Conservative, Morley and Outwood

To ask the Secretary of State for Home Department, whether the Government plans to bring forward plans to increase the number of secure structures available for people with mental health problems in police custody.

Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Minister of State, Home Department

The Government is committed to keeping mentally ill people who have committed no offence. out of police cells, and have made changes to the Mental Health Act to help ensure this. There are no plans to create any additional secure facilities within police custody settings for those with mental health problems.

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