HC Deb 25 February 1957 vol 565 cc128-9W
Mrs. L. Jeger

asked the Minister of Health, as representing the Lord President of the Council, what was the total amount spent in the last financial year on cancer research; and what plans his Department has for future developments of this work.

Mr. Vosper

The total estimated expenditure by the Medical Research Council on cancer research in the financial year ending 31st March, 1957, is £364,000. Every effort is being made by the Council to develop and extend their programme in this important field, and to ensure that any promising new approach to the problem is actively explored In addition large sums are spent by voluntary bodies. The total amount spent on cancer research from all sources during the current financial year will be approximately £1 million