HC Deb 06 November 1989 vol 159 cc454-5W
Mr. Atkinson

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research is being undertaken into allergies leading to hyperactivity; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Jackson

I have been asked to reply.

The Medical Research Council, which receives a grant-in-aid from this Department, is the main agency through which the Government support medical research. The council is not currently supporting research into allergies leading to hyperactivity, though it is supporting other work on hyperactivity. The council is always willing to consider soundly-based proposals for new research programmes in competition with other proposals.