HC Deb 10 March 1964 vol 691 cc234-5
9. Mr. Pavitt

asked the Lord President of the Council and Minister for Science if he will make available, in the House of Commons Library, information concerning the work of the Medical Research Council into problems of perceptive deafness.

Mr. Hogg

As I informed the hon. Member on 11th February, studies relating to the problem of perceptive deafness form part of the Council's general programme of research on deafness. Summaries of this are published in the Council's Annual Report to Parliament, which is available in the Library.

I am arranging for the Medical Research Council to send the hon. Member a fuller explanatory note on its work in this field.

Mr. Pavitt

In thanking the Minister for the facilities which he is placing at my disposal, may I ask whether he is aware of the increasing need for further studies in the management of perceptive deafness in old people in view of the larger number of old people who will be facing this problem in the next 10 years?

Mr. Hogg

The Council has two units devoted entirely to research on otological problems. This represents the Council's recognition of the truth of what the hon. Member has said.

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