HC Deb 01 February 2000 vol 343 c557W
28. Mr. Coaker

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to develop services for people suffering from dementia. [106265]

Mr. Hutton

Improving mental health services in the National Health Service is a priority for this Government. The Department also works closely with organisations such as the Alzheimer's Society, Dementia Relief Trust and the Dementia Services Development Centres who provide advice and support to users, their carers and those developing local services.

The work for the National Service Framework for Older People covers mental health including dementia. We expect to be publishing the National Service Framework later this year.