asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they are conducting or otherwise supporting any research into alleviating the effects of jet lag. [HL691]
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Lord Warner)
The Department of Health is not funding research into the effects of jet lag.
The research sub-group of the Department of Transport's Aviation Health Working Group has established research priorities and is supporting a research programme in relation to air travel and health. The sub-group has considered the possible inclusion of research into jet lag in the programme, but has decided against on the grounds that other topics, including deep vein thrombosis and aircraft cabin air quality, have a higher priority.