§ Mr. Kennedy
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services to what extent the Government arc funding research into neuro fibromatosis; and whether there are plans to increase this funding.
§ Mr. Whitney
Research in this field is being conducted at the University of London Institute of Orthopaedics at the Royal National orthopaedic hospital. This is in part supported from general university funds.
The Medical Research Council is responsible for biomedical research generally. The M RC receives its grant in aid from the Science Vote of the Department of Education and Science. I understand that the Council is not currently funding any specific research into neuro fibromatosis.