HC Deb 20 April 1971 vol 815 c385W
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.

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