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Volume 24: debated on Wednesday 26 May 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is satisfied with the amounts of finance available for research in Scotland into the prevention of peritonitis in patients with continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis.

Yes, Sir. While there is a vast area of medical research competing for financial support, adequate funds are available from my Department and from the Medical Research Council for any research proposal in this field considered to be of adequate scientific merit. Funds are also available on a similar basis from a number of charitable institutions.