HC Deb 17 December 2003 vol 415 cc945-6W
Mr. Soames

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether service personnel will be working at the Priory Group's facilities for the treatment of service personnel; and what special provision will be made for military casualties. [144133]

Mr. Caplin

The majority of psychiatric referrals will be dealt with by the 16 Defence Community Mental Health (DCMH) teams that are located across the UK. The small number of patients requiring in-patient care will be dealt with by The Priory Group's staff. Each DCMH will make special provisions for Service personnel at the Priory by supplying a trained

Unit Strength HQ address
Royal Navy Reserve (RNR)
HMS Scotia 227 Director Naval Reserves, South Terrace, Portsmouth Naval Base, PO1 3LS
HMS Dalriada 137 Director Naval Reserves, South Terrace, Portsmouth Naval Base, PO1 3LS
Royal Marine Reserve (RMR)
RMR Scotland 153 Director Royal Marines Reserves, Whale Island, Portsmouth, PO2 8DX
Territorial Army (TA)
Royal Artillery (RA)
105 Regt RA (V) 415 Artillery House, 301 Colinton Road, Colinton, Edinburgh, EH13 OLA
Royal Engineers (RE)
71 Engr Regt RE (V) 383 RAF Leuchars, St. Andrews, Fife, KY16 OLX
Royal Signals (R SIGS)
2 Sig Sqn (V) 63 TAC Newman House, Mid Craigie Road, Dundee, DD4 7RH
32 Sig Regt (V) 356 21 Jardine Street, Glasgow, G20 6JT
Infantry (INF)
51 Highland Regt 591 Queens Barracks, 131 Dunkeld Road, Perth, PHI 5BT
52 Lowland Regt 442 Walcheren Barracks, 122 Hotspur Street, Glasgow, G20 8LQ
Royal Logistic Corps (RLC)
Scottish Tpt Regt RLC (V) 546 Bothwell House, Elgin Street, Dunfirmline, Fife, KY12 7SB
Army Medical Services (AMS)
225 Fd Amb (V) 131 Block 5, Oliver Barracks, Dalkeith Road, Dundee, DD4 7DL
205 Fd Hosp (V) 256 Graham House, 130 Whitefield Road, Glasgow, G51 2YE
Adjutant Generals Corp (Royal Military Police) (AGC(RMP))
243 Pro Coy (V) 52 TAC Beveridge Square, Livingston, EH54 6QF
Intelligence Corps (INT)
23 MI Coy (V) 51 TAC, 124 McDonald Road, Edinburgh, Lothian, EH174NQ
University Officer Training Corps (UOTC)
Aberdeen 178 Roy Strathdee Building, 152 Don Street, Old Aberdeen, AB2 1XQ
Edinburgh 268 Duke of Edinburgh House, 301 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, EH 13 OLA
Glasgow and Strathclyde 198 95 University Place, Glasgow, G12 8SU
Tayforth 264 TAC, 16 Park Wynd. Dundee, DD1 5HG

psychiatric nurse to act as a Service Liaison Officer who will work with The Priory Group on a daily basis and will be on hand to deal with any problems military personnel may encounter. It is anticipated that military casualties will be treated within this system.

Mr. Soames

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which companies bid for the contract to run in-patient psychiatric services for his Department; and for what reasons the contract was awarded to the Priory Group. [144134]

Mr. Caplin

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 11 December 2003,Official Report, column 571W, to the hon. Member for Mid-Norfolk (Mr. Simpson).