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Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients

Question for Department of Health

UIN 117155, tabled on 4 December 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans to publish the latest figures on section 136 detentions under the Mental Health Act 1983 and the places of safety patients are taken to.

Answered on

12 December 2017

Information on s136 detentions where the person is taken to a health based place of safety is published annually by NHS Digital. The most recent report, Mental Health Act Statistics, Annual Figures: 2016-17, Experimental statistics was published in October and is available at

https://digital.nhs.uk/catalogue/PUB30105

Information on s136 detentions where the person is taken to a police station as a place of safety is published annually by the Home Office. The most recent report, Police powers and procedures England and Wales year ending 31 March 2017 second edition was published in October and is available at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/police-powers-and-procedures-england-and-wales-year-ending-31-march-2017

Answered by

Department of Health and Social Care