§ Lynne Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if his Department's research programme for 2002–03 includes research into the impact on the health of mental health service users of his Department's benefits policies; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Malcolm Wicks
The Department has no plans to conduct research into the impact on the health of mental health service users of the Department's benefit policies in its 2002–2003-research programme. However, the Department conducts a wide range of research with its service users, which includes mental health service users in receipt of benefits.
The Department publishes its research programme and all its commissioned research.