§ Mr. Freeson
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science when he expects to receive the report of the Medical Research Council's investigation into hypertension and its treatment by drugs.
§ Mr. William Shelton
The council's full-scale trial of treatment of mild to moderate hypertension began in 1978, and is co-ordinated by the MRC epidemiology and medical care unit. A number of papers have already been published in scientific journals, and will continue to be published periodically during the next stage of the trial, which is likely to be completed by 1987.