Opposition Day — Mental Health — 9 Dec 2015 at 15:51

The majority of MPs voted against enshrining the right to psychological therapies in the NHS Constitution; against equality in entitlements to treatments and against a new Government response to mental health.

  • That this House
  • believes that mental health should be treated with the same priority as physical health and recognises the importance of promoting good mental health from childhood through to adulthood;
  • believes that not enough progress has been made in translating this House’s commitment to parity of esteem between mental and physical health into practice;
  • notes with concern that the King’s Fund has reported widespread evidence of poor-quality care across mental health services, and the latest available figures show a rise in suicide rates and the number of detentions under the Mental Health Act 1983 increasing by 10 per cent in the past year alone;
  • further notes the delay in the publication of NHS England’s Mental Health Taskforce report;
  • notes the concerns that have been raised with the Scottish Government regarding the rate of inappropriate admissions of young people to non-specialist facilities for mental health treatment which have increased by 38 per cent since 2011;
  • is concerned by the absence of data on NHS spending on mental health services since 2011-12;
  • opposes the Government's decision not to enshrine the right to psychological therapies in the NHS Constitution; and
  • calls on the Government to urgently rectify this systemic inequity in entitlement to treatments, reinstate the annual survey of investment in mental health services and develop and implement in full a new strategy to improve the Government’s cross-departmental response to mental health.

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Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.

What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con290 (+2 tell) 0088.5%
DUP0 3037.5%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 1033.3%
Lab0 196 (+2 tell)085.3%
LDem0 6075.0%
SDLP0 2066.7%
Total:290 209086.0%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

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