§ Jacqui Smith
[holding answer 22 November 2001]: Details of total investment in mental health by health authority are not available. As part of the self-assessment programme, this year local implementation teams will be completing a finance mapping exercise, the details of which will be in the public domain next year. This exercise will create a baseline from which investment in future years can be monitored.
In 2002–03 an extra £75 million revenue will be allocated to health authorities; this allocation will be earmarked for mental health services to implement actions outlined in the NHS plan. By 2004, the money will have been used to improve a range of services including assertive outreach teams, crisis resolution teams and early intervention teams.