§ Dr. HILLIER
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he proposes increasing the grant to tropical diseases investigation; and, if so, by what amount?
§ Mr. HOBHOUSE
The Treasury have recently sanctioned the appointment of a special Commission, under Sir D. Bruce, and including at the outset the services of Professor Newstead, to make further investigations into trypanosome diseases, the cost of which, amounting for this year alone to about £5,000, will ultimately fall on the Exchequer. In view of this large provision of money, my right hon. Friend does not see his way to increase the amount of the grants provided in the Estimates for tropical diseases investigation, as Sir D. Bruce's Commission will be carrying out this very work with great prospects of successful results.