§ 102. Mr. Currie
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how much in Government funds is being spent annually in cancer research in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; and how such funds are dis-
1963–64 1964–65 1965–66 1966–67 £ £ £ £ Grants to researchers in universities 373,000 415,000 461,000 484,000 Grants to other researchers 54,000 66,000 74,000 90,000 Medical Research Council Units and external staff 531,000 548,000 643,000 696,000 Total 958,000 1,029,000 1,178,000 1,270,000
It is not possible to give an estimate of Government funds applied to this purpose from grants given on the advice of the University Grants Committee to universities and medical schools, or the amount spent by hospitals within the National Health Service. Moreover it is not possible to estimate to what extent basic research financed by the Medical Research Council and universities has an important bearing on cancer research.