Diana Johnson – 2014 Parliamentary Question to the Ministry of Justice

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Diana Johnson on 2014-04-10.

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been convicted of an offence contrary to sections 126 to 129 of the Mental Health Act 1983 in each of the last four years.

Jeremy Wright

The number of offenders found guilty of offences under Sections 127 and 128 of the Mental Health Act 1983 in England and Wales, from 2008 to 2012 (latest data available) can be viewed in the table. There have been no findings of guilt recorded under Section 129 in this time period.

Court proceedings data for 2013 are planned for publication in May 2014

Data for offences under Section 126 of the Mental Health Act 1983 cannot be separately analysed from other offences under other statutes. This information is held by the individual courts in England and Wales but could only be separately identified at disproportionate cost