§ 61. Mr. Mayhew
asked the Minister of Health as representing the Lord President of the Council, what action he is taking to increase the number, and improve the terms, of scholarships and fellowships awarded by the Medical Research Council to research workers studying mental disorder.
§ Mr. Vaughan-Morgan
The number of scholarships and fellowships awarded by the Medical Research Council in the field of mental health is dependent upon the quantity and quality of the applicants who come forward. Recent changes in the terms of these awards and in the maintenance and family allowances paid to scholars and fellows will, my noble Friend hopes, encourage larger numbers of workers to take up research in this field.