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star this property date less than 2015-02-25more like thismore than 2015-02-25
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Department of Health more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Gambling remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he and officials in his Department have had with their counterparts in other Departments on a national gambling strategy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Wavertree more like this
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Luciana Berger more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-02more like thismore than 2015-03-02
star this property answer text <p>My Rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health and his officials have had no discussions with other Government departments on the subject of a national gambling strategy.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department has not made an assessment of the effects of gambling on mental health. We do not centrally hold information on the amount spent on counselling for people with a gambling addiction in the last 12 months.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>This Government has invested over £400 million in the Improving Access to Psychological Therapy programme over the spending review period to make a choice of psychological therapies available for those who need them in all parts of England. This includes people who experience mental ill health as a result of an addiction to gambling.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><em>Achieving Better Access to Mental Health Services by 2020,</em> published in October 2014, articulates our ambition and the immediate actions we are taking to achieve better access and waiting times in mental health services. It includes the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies commitment of treatment within six weeks for 75% of people with 95% of people being treated within 18 weeks.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 225496 more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Luciana Berger more like this