§ Mr. Hayhoe
Total spending on the Health Service in England this year will be about £14.5 billion. It is not possible to say how much of this will be spent on mental health services. However, details of past health authority revenue spending on services for mentally ill and mentally handicapped people is shown annually in the Department's evidence to the Social Services Select Committee for its enquiry into public expenditure on social services. The latest information was published in July 1985 in its sixth report: Public Expenditure on the Social Services (HC. 339).