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Mental Retardation (Research)

Volume 889: debated on Tuesday 8 April 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will ask the Medical Research Council to put in hand a special study of the correlation between the level of lead pollution in tap water and mental retardation.

No. I understand that the council's Neurosciences Board will take account of a recent relevant study by research workers in Glasgow in the course of a review of its areas of responsiblity which include research into mental retardation.