§ Mr. Hammond
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on prison mental health services. 
§ Dr. Ladyman
By the end of March 2004 national health service mental health in-reach teams will be operating in 90 English prisons where the need is greatest for these services. These teams will include 300 additional staff to provide specialist community-type services to over 5,000 prisoners with serious mental health problems in accordance with the NHS Plan. Investment in NHS mental heath services in prisons will double to £20 million a year by 2005–06.