HC Deb 29 October 1985 vol 84 cc443-4W
Mr. Skeet

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what are the total funds available for health in the current year and the part thereof devoted to all aspects of mental health.

Mr. Hayhoe

Total spending on the Health Service in England this year will be about £14.5 billion. It is not possible to say how much of this will be spent on mental health services. However, details of past health authority revenue spending on services for mentally ill and mentally handicapped people is shown annually in the Department's evidence to the Social Services Select Committee for its enquiry into public expenditure on social services. The latest information was published in July 1985 in its sixth report: Public Expenditure on the Social Services (HC. 339).