§ Lynne Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his answer of 18 January 2002,Official Report, column 507W, whether he has commissioned research on the impact on the health of mental health service users of the implementation of his Department's benefits policies; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Maria Eagle
No research on this topic has been commissioned since 18 January 2002. DWP has an annual cycle for commissioning research, as set out in "The Forward Look 2001" Cm 5338, London: TSO, 2001. The DWP research programme for 2002–03 is currently being finalised and will be published in due course.