§ 38. Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what assistance he is giving to research into methods of alleviating the effects of 99W herpes simplex, commonly referred to as cold sores; and whether he will make a statement on progress to date.
§ Mr. Goronwy Roberts
Studies relating to herpes virus infection form part of the Medical Research Council's wide programme of fundamental research in the general field of virology, and related work is also in progress in a number of university departments. It is hoped that this research will increase knowledge of viral infections (including herpes simplex) and thus contribute to the development of methods of treating such infections.