Written Questions are submitted by MPs or Lords to receive information from a Department.
|9 Sep 2019, 5:13 p.m.||Mental Health Services: Expenditure||Chris Ruane|
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the mental health budget was in each of the last 30 years.
Answer (Ms Nadine Dorries)
The Department holds overall yearly National Health Service budget figures, but it is not broken down into funding for specific areas such as mental health.
The Department’s budget is not spent directly on mental health services. Since 2016/17, NHS England has collated information on mental health expenditure for clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and specialised commissioned services and published this information in the Five Year Forward View Dashboard that is available following link: