§ 144. Mr. Remnant
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works, as representing the Lord President of the Council, what researches are now being undertaken by the Medical Research Council towards finding a cure for haemophilia; and what is the estimated cost of such research for 1952–53.
§ Mr. Molson
Recent work on haemophilia by the Medical Research Council has been concerned chiefly with the preparation and clinical trial of concentrated blood fractions which it is hoped will be more effective in treatment than the transfusions of whole blood or plasma used at present. These products are being tested in a number of different centres and preliminary results have been encouraging. It is impossible to calculate exactly the separate cost of research on this one blood disease, which forms part of a larger programme on the use of blood derivatives in treatment, and any attempt to do so would be misleading.