HC Deb 18 February 1997 vol 290 c542W
Mr. Alfred Morris

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the progress of research funded by the Government into Alzheimer's disease and on his plans for extending it. [15863]

Mr. Burns

The Government's commitment to the health and well-being of all mentally ill people is set out by the inclusion of mental health as one of five key areas in our Health of the Nation strategy. The Medical Research Council, the Department's policy research programme and the national health service research and development programme are all undertaking work into dementia, including Alzheimer's disease. For example, the policy research programme is contributing almost £1 million to the Medical Research Council's cognitive and aging study. Results of Government-funded research are made freely and widely available.