§ 79. Mr. Sydney Irving
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works, as representing the Lord President of the Council, what contribution is made by Her Majesty's Government into research into the causes of mental retardation in children.
§ Mr. Bevins
Research on various genetic and environmental factors which may affect the causation of mental retardation in children is supported by the Medical Research Council. Studies are also in progress in a number of hospitals under the National Health Service and are financed both by Exchequer and endowment funds.