§ Mr. Markham
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, as representing the Lord President of the Council, what sums are allocated yearly to the Industrial Health Research Board, and what part of these is spent on research; and whether this Board has undertaken, or encouraged financially, any researches into the causation or treatment of rheumatism, and, if so, with what results?
§ Earl Winterton
The Industrial Health Research Board forms part of the organisation of the Medical Research Council, and has no independent financial provision. The cost of the research work at present directed by the Board is approximately £9,500 per annum. The programme has not included any research into rheumatism.