Detention under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-12-16
Session date: 
December 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/4355
Question By: 
Kemi Badenoch
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

The latest statistics from the Health and Social Care Information Centre have shown that people suffering a mental health crisis are now less likely to be detained by the police. Using the most recent figures available, how many people have been detained in Metropolitan Police Service cells under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act when compared to figures over the last three years?

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