§ Sir R. GOWER
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what sum has 27W been devoted by the State this year to the promotion of medical research and what sum has been similarly applied during the last eight years?
§ Mr. COOPER
The annual grant-in-aid of the Medical Research Council was £135,000 from 1925 to 1927 inclusive, £148,000 from 1928 to 1931 inclusive and £139,000 in 1932 and.1933. Provision for a grant of £139,000 is included in the estimates for the current financial year. There are other contributions made by the State to medical research hut, apart from a grant of £100,000 in 1929 for the purchase of radium, it is not possible to give figures. Inclusive grants are paid to a number of universities out of which considerable sums are allocated by the university authorities to their medical schools which include medical research among their activities, but it is not possible to distinguish the amounts applied to this purpose. In addition, medical researches are undertaken from time to time by the Ministry of Health and other Government Departments.