HC Deb 08 November 1976 vol 919 c60W
Mr. Lomas

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he is aware that a recent survey undertaken by the Migraine Trust showed that 10.3 per cent. of males and 15.9 per cent. of females suffer from migraine; and if he will make a statement on the action being taken by the Government on this matter.

Mr. Moyle

Although estimates of the prevalence of migraine, like the one to which my hon. Friend refers, vary according to its definition, I acknowledge both the widespread distress caused by migraine and the valuable work done by the Migraine Trust in promoting research and treatment in this field. My Department makes a grant of £10,000 a year to the Trust for its Princess Margaret Migraine Clinic, and also supports research at Southampton University into the incidence and epidemiology of migraine.