HC Deb 08 December 1986 vol 107 c44W
Mr. Maxton

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what financial resources have been allocated by the Medical Research Council for research into a vaccine for acquired immune deficiency syndrome and into possible cures for those at present suffering from the disease.

Mr. Walden

I understand that the MRC as allocated about £1.5 million in grants for research on AIDS. While none of this research holds immediate promise of leading to a vaccine against AIDS a number of virological studies that are relevant to the design of future potential vaccines are in progress.