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Mental Health Services

Question for Department of Health

UIN 217140, tabled on 4 December 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what budget was allocated to mental health (a) in England and (b) to Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust in each of the last five years; and what budget is expected for 2014-15.

Answered on

11 December 2014

The aggregate expenditure on mental health disorders by primary care trust (PCT), for financial years 2008-09 to 2012-13 is set out below.

Financial Year

Expenditure (£ billion)

2008-09

9.79

2009-10

10.61

2010-11

10.96

2011-12

11.16

2012-13

11.28

Source: NHS England Programme Budget Data

Aggregate PCT expenditure is not yet available for 2013-14. However, NHS England advises that total mental health spending in 2013-14 was £11.362 billion with an estimated £11.664 billion planned in 2014-15, an increase of £302 million.

Foundation Trust budget information is not held centrally.

The table below shows mental health spend for Norfolk and Suffolk Primary Care Trusts, for the years 2008-09 to 2012-13.

Financial Year

Norfolk (£ million)

Suffolk (£ million)

2008-09

138

90

2009-10

143

98

2010-11

147

98

2011-12

189

100

2012-13

150

100

Source: NHS England Programme Budget Data