§ Mr. Michael
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what provision under the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 she requires to be made by local authorities and health departments for mentally disordered offenders.
§ Mr. Yeo
Section 46 of the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 requires local authorities, in224W consultation with health authorities, to prepare and publish plans for the provision of community care. Section 47 of the Act requires local authorities to involve district health authorities in the assessment of need for those people in their areas who are identified as requiring community care services. These would include services for mentally disordered offenders who require them.