HC Deb 29 July 1957 vol 574 c99W
44. Mr. Mayhew

asked the Minister of Health, as representing the Lord President of the Council, what action he is taking to encourage larger numbers of workers to take up research in the field of mental health.

Mr. Vaughan-Morgan

Every effort is being made both under the Medical Research Council's auspices and otherwise to encourage research into the causes and treatment of mental illness. The main difficulty which has to be overcome is the shortage not only of trained workers but of promising ideas for research. With regard to specific steps which are being taken I would refer the hon. Member to my reply to the Question which he asked on 22nd July.