§ Mr. Kelley
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will ask the Medical Research Council to investigate the success of the treatment of paraplegia by methods of acupuncture, and make a report.
§ Mrs. Thatcher
No. The M.R.C. point out that there is no reason to suppose that acupuncture would be of benefit in the treatment of paraplegia, since this is a condition in which in many cases the spinal cord has been irreversibly damaged.