§ Mr. Freeson
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what research is being financed by his Department into the rare disease called dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa.
§ Mrs. Currie
The main Government agency for the promotion of medical and related biological research in the United Kingdom is the Medical Research Council (MRC) which receives its grant-in-aid from the Department of Education and Science.
This Department and the MRC are not at present funding research into dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa.