http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/5018156.stm Quote: "The Ministry of Defence has spent Â£9.3m in three years to send members of the armed forces to psychiatric clinics more commonly linked to celebrities. The sum covered assessments and treatment at the Priory Clinic Group. Junior defence minister Tom Watson - responding to a Commons written question - said this compared to Â£10m in one year for the previous provider. Chai Patel, who founded the Priory, was among the wealthy benefactors who made controversial secret loans to Labour. He was nominated for a peerage by the Prime Minister but withdrew his name after claims he was blocked by the House of Lords Appointments Commission. The MoD's contract for the services had been put out to tender in response to the expense of services provided by the MoD's own Duchess of Kent's Psychiatric Hospital..." As the NHS is constantly being asked to justify its spending, possibly an informed ARRSEr might like to comment on how many military personnel have been treated for this princely sum. I would ask the MOD, but know that they struggle with numbers.