§ Mr. Hilary Benn
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research his Department has carried out into dystonia. 
§ Mr. Denham
The Department has not carried out any research into dystonia.
The main Government agency for research into the causes of disease is the Medical Research Council (MRC), funded via grant-in-aid from the office of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry. The MRC provided more than £3 million in 1999–2000 for research into movement disorders, including dystonia.