§ Mr. Loveridge
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will take steps to make available more funds for research into new forms of treatment for mental diseases.
§ Mrs. Thatcher
The Medical Research Council already gives priority to the problem of mental illness and its expenditure in support of relevant research amounted to some £1,627,000 in 1970–71, an increase over previous years. The figure for 1971–72 is expected again to be higher. Other substantial provision from Exchequer money is made by the Health Departments and through the U.G.C. in universities and medical schools.