§ Miss Lestor
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the mental health budget for the current financial year; and what percentage of that budget is specifically allocated to dealing with children with mental health problems.
§ Mr. Bowis
Information is not available in the form requested. Expenditure on hospital and community units 1035W on mentally ill people in England in 1991–92, the latest year for which information is available, was £2,085 million. In the same year expenditure on local authority social services for mentally ill people was £ 179.7 million.
Expenditure on mentally ill children is not available centrally.