HC Deb 12 May 1931 vol 252 cc1010-1W

asked the Minister of Health the amount of grant given each year to the Imperial Cancer Research Fund and the British Empire Cancer Research Fund since the inauguration of each; and what other grants have been given each year, if any, from Government or local funds for the purpose of cancer research?


As regards the first part of the question, I have no funds at my disposal for the purpose of making grants to the bodies referred to, and information is not available in my Department of the extent to which contributions may have been made to them out of local funds. As regards the second part, I may mention that any part of the inclusive grant-in-aid received by the Medical Research Council from the Exchequer may at their discretion be allocated to work on cancer, and that certain expenditure on the investigation of this subject through a Departmental Committee is borne on the Vote for my Department. I have no information as to any similar expenditure out of local funds.