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Psychiatric Research

Volume 531: debated on Tuesday 27 July 1954

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62.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how much was spent on psychiatric research in each of the last two years, in Scotland and in the Crichton Royal, respectively.

Specific allocations from National Health Service funds for research projects in this field amounted to£326 in 1952–53 and to£2,329 in 1953–54. The figure for 1953–54 includes£578 for the Crichton Royal. Complete figures are not available for expenditure from endowments and other sources, but the board of management for the Crichton Royal informs me that expenditure from its endowment funds was£1,416 in 1952–53 and£4,966 in 1953–54.

63.

asked the asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what provision he will make for the continuation and extension of psychiatric research at the Crichton Royal, Dumfries.

I am not aware of any difficulty. In addition to the provision for research at present made from Exchequer funds and to the resources of the hospital's own endowments, the Hospital Endowments Research Trust will shortly be in a position to provide financial assistance for suitable projects.