§ Mr. Etherington
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to extend provision for(a) hospital-based and (b) community-based mental health services in Sunderland. 
§ Mr. Hutton
Sunderland health authority has indicated that it plans to expand provision for(a) hospital and (b) community based mental health services through the following initiatives:
(a) HospitalA strategic review of bed provision at the Cherry Knowle Hospital site.
(b) CommunityDevelopment of an assertive outreach service.Out of hours community practice nurse/social worker team.Roll out of pilot scheme looking at multi-disciplinary working between a community practice nurse team and social services.