HC Deb 29 October 1998 vol 318 cc295-6W
Mr. Jenkins

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research his Department is supporting into the treatment of cardiac disease in otherwise healthy young people. [57134]

Mr. Hutton

The Department funds a comprehensive programme of research and development into the treatment and prevention of heart disease, though nothing specifically on treatment for this group of people.

The Medical Research Council, which is funded by the Office of Science and Technology, commissions most of the Government's research into clinical issues. The Council is always open to new sound scientific proposals, in competition with other applications.