§ Kevin Brennan
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list(a) the organisations which have applied for the special research funding announced in the Government's White Paper on Genetics, (b) the value of each bid and (c) the single gene disorders related to each bid. 
§ Miss Melanie Johnson
[holding answer 4 November 2003]: Bids are treated in strict confidence and the information requested cannot be given. The specific clinical conditions to be addressed through the funding for both pharmacogenetic research and research into gene therapy for single gene disorders will depend on what bids are submitted by the research community and how the individual bids stand up to rigorous assessment through peer review. Details of grants awarded will be added to the national research register at www.doh.gov.uk/research/nrr.htm.