HC Deb 05 November 1992 vol 213 cc319-20W
Ms. Quin

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress he has made towards using the funds announced in the "Autumn Statement 1991" to finance the establishment of duty psychiatrist schemes.

Mr. Jack

Arrangements for administering the financial provision designated for local, court-based duty psychiatrist schemes have been worked out in consultation with the Department of Health, and we hope shortly to be in a position to invite bids for funding to support the operation of such schemes.