HC Deb 23 January 1947 vol 432 cc70-1W
49. Mr. Allighan

asked the Lord President of the Council what sums are allocated for the purpose of research into the causes and cure of dermatitis which is, in many instances, industrial in origin.

Mr. Arthur Greenwood

I have been asked to reply. Research work on the important problem of dermatitis, and particularly conditions of that nature associated with industrial occupations, forms part of the programme of three of the scientific establishments of the Medical Research Council, namely, the National Institute for Medical Research, the Industrial Medicine Research Unit at Birmingham, and the Department for Research in Industrial Medicine at the London Hospital. No special allocation of funds is made for this purpose, and it is not possible to separate the cost of the work from the general expenditure of the establishments named.