§ Mr. Shersby
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what representations he has received seeking funding for the administrative costs of running research bodies engaged in stimulating research into complementary medicine; whether his Department intends to fund such expenses; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mrs. Currie
One such body, the Research Council for Complementary Medicine, has approached the Department for a contribution towards its administrative costs. My noble Friend and officials are currently in correspondence with them about their application.