HC Deb 07 August 1925 vol 187 c1729W

asked the Minister of Health the sum devoted by the State this year to the promotion of medical research; and what amount has been similarly applied in each year since the War?


The provision made in the Scientific Investigation Vote, 1925–26 in aid of the expenses of the Medical Research Council is £135,000. The grants in previous years have been as follows:

1924–25 140,000
1923–24 130,000
1922–23 130,000
1921–22 130,000
1920–21 125,000
1919–20 148,500

In addition certain inquiries are from time to time carried out by or on behalf of the Ministry of Health, the Scottish Board of Health and the Service Departments. It is not practicable to give the whole cost of these inquiries, but it is relatively small.