HC Deb 08 December 1937 vol 330 c405W
Mr. Noel-Baker

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what sum of money was expended by His Majesty's Government during the last financial year upon scientific research into the causes, prevention, and cure of sleeping sickness?

Mr. Ormsby-Gore

The amount expended in grants made from the Colonial Development Fund to the Governments of Dependencies was £16,684. In addition, over £1,100 was expended in grant by the Medical Research Council. These figures, of course, do not include expenditure on research met from local revenue by the Governments of the African dependencies, which is considerable, or the substantial expenditure from local revenues on fly control measures.