HC Deb 09 November 1973 vol 863 c289W
Mr. Ashley

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what steps she has taken to increase spending on medical research.

Mrs. Thatcher

The Medical Research Council, for which I am responsible, has had its grant in aid increased by just over 50 per cent. in the last three years, from £17.8 million in 1969–70 to £26.8 million in 1972–73. The total increase in Government spending on medical research from all sources increased over the same period from £43.2 million to £65.5 million.