To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Downing Street press conference of 5 January 2021, if he will confirm whether £12 billion has been allocated to NHS mental health care during the covid-19 outbreak.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
12 January 2021
We are putting over £12 billion a year into mental health services in England, with investment set to rise still further by an additional £2.3 billion a year by 2023/24.
We have also awarded over £22 million in cash grants to mental health, ambulance, social care, learning disabilities, autism and dementia charities to ensure they could meet increased demand as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, while continuing their day-to-day activities to help those in need.