§ Dr. Murrison
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research his Department is sponsoring into the management of dyslexia. 
§ Ms Blears
The main Government agency for research into the causes of and treatments for 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 MRC is not currently funding any research into the management of dyslexia, but is funding some basic research of relevance to dyslexia. The MRC always welcomes high quality applications for research into any aspect of human health and these are considered in open competition with other demands on funding.
The Department funds research to support policy and the delivery of effective practice in health and social care. The Department is not currently funding any research into the management of dyslexia.