31710 - Mental Health: Research (Answered)

Luciana Berger
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate the return on each pound invested in mental health research.

George Freeman

The estimated return on each pound invested by government and charities in mental health research is between 22 pence and 25 pence per annum. This consists of an estimate of the net value to the United Kingdom of the health benefit arising from the research of seven pence per annum, and the most recent estimate of the general economic benefit that arises from research of between 15 pence and 18 pence per annum for each pound invested.