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Mental Health Services: Northern Ireland

Question for Northern Ireland Office

UIN HL14890, tabled on 13 April 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the funding they have allocated to mental health services in Northern Ireland.

Answered on

27 April 2021

The UK Government recognises the importance of ensuring proper provision of, and access to, mental health services right across the UK.

Health services are devolved in Northern Ireland. The funding allocated to this specific service is therefore a matter for the Northern Ireland Executive to allocate from within the substantial resources provided by the UK Government.

The UK Government is providing funding of £14.2bn to the Executive in 2021/22, and we would of course be supportive of them allocating some of this funding for these vital services.