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Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients: Death

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 6047, tabled on 21 January 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people who were detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 died in each year since 2010.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

29 January 2020

Information on the number of people detained under the Mental Health Act and who died subsequent to detention is not held centrally. Information on the number of deaths in detention is attached.

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