Luciana Berger – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department of Health

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Luciana Berger on 2016-01-21.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the funding for health measures and services referred to by the Prime Minister in his speech of 11 January 2016, on life chances, will be derived from invest to save measures.

Ben Gummer

The £30 million of funding to tackle drug and alcohol dependency is part of the larger £80 million fund announced by the Chancellor in the Spending Review, to catalyse new local solutions to complex and expensive social issues through Social Impact Bonds.

Funding for the remaining mental health measures and services is derived from the additional funding announced in the Autumn Statement 2014 and March Budget 2015 to support children and young people’s mental health and eating disorders services, and in November 2015 as part of the Department’s overall Spending Review settlement.