HC Deb 17 October 1994 vol 248 cc129-30W
Dr. Hendron

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research is currently being carried out on dystonia in Britain.

Mr. Malone

The Medical Research Council, which receives its grant-in-aid from the office of my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, is conducting some research which may be of relevance to this condition. No current research into dystonia is being carried out by health departments in Britain.

Charities are funding two research projects on dystonia on molecular genetics and on aspects of treatments.