HL Deb 04 November 1997 vol 582 c281WA
Lord Rowallan

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Why there is no centrally collated list of crimes committed by mentally ill patients in the United Kingdom; and whether they are satisfied with this situation.

The Minister of State, Department of Health (Baroness Jay of Paddington)

We do not collect information on a named patient basis so it would not be possible to collate health data with Home Office case records relating to violent crimes, which relate in any event to convictions rather than acts committed. The Government have no plans to change the basis upon which the National Health Service collects or collates such information.

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