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Cancer Research

Volume 885: debated on Tuesday 28 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what action he is taking to ensure that there is no curtailment of the overall resources devoted to research in 1975 into the causes and cure of cancer.

The main Government support for cancer research is through my Department's grant-in-aid to the Medical Research Council which continues to give high priority to this area of research. There is regular consultation between the council and the Health Departments in whose resources for cancer research no reduction is foreseen. Substantial expenditure is also undertaken by voluntary bodies.