§ Mr. Shersby
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish in the Official Report, in tabular form, details of all research projects in the field of diet and health currently being sponsored by his Department, giving details of the amount of time being spent on each project, the location at which the work is being undertaken and the names of the principal researchers concerned.
§ Mrs. Currie
The Department's directly funded research programme currently includes the following projects in the field of diet and health.353W
Title Location Principal Researchers Expected duration Comments The National Study of Health and Growth (Nutrition project) The Social Medicine and Health Services Research Unit, St. Thomas's Hospital Medical School, London Professor W. Holland and Dr. R. Rona Commenced in 1972 and continuing Diet is one aspect of this study of the health and growth of schoolchildren Survey into schoolchildren's nutrition Office of Population Censuses and Surveys — Commenced 1983 Undertaken on behalf of DHSS Survey into Infant Feeding Office of Population Censuses and Surveys — Commenced 1985 Undertaken on behalf of DHSS Adult Nutritional Survey Office of Population Censuses and Surveys — Commenced September 1986 Undertaken on behalf of DHSS and the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food