§ Mr. Bercow
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the level of public funding for research into Alzheimer's disease in each of the last six years. 342W
§ Jacqui Smith
The main Government agency for research into the causes and treatments of disease is the Medical Research Council (MRC), which receives its funding from the Department of Trade and Industry via the Office of Science and Technology. The MRCs expenditure on research into Alzheimer's disease, general dementia and related conditions is shown in the table.
£ million 1997–98 5.5 1998–99 6.0 1999–2000 7.2 2000–01 8.2 2001–02 6.6 2002–03 not available
The Department funds research to support policy and the delivery of effective practice in health and social care. The Department's expenditure on research into Alzheimer's disease and dementia is shown in the table.
£ million 1997–98 0.4 1998–99 3.2 1999–2000 1.0 2000–01 4.7 2001–02 2.9 2002–03 1.6