§ 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.