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Meningitis

Volume 115: debated on Thursday 7 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will ensure that a decision whether or not to fund the Edinburgh meningitis project will be taken in such time as to enable the department of bacteriology at the university of Edinburgh to appoint appropriate staff for the project to start at the beginning of the forthcoming academic year.

I understand that the application from the department of bacteriology at the university of Edinburgh will be considered by the Medical Research Council's physiological systems and disorders board at its next meeting in June. It is for the MRC to determine its scientific priorities from within the annual grant in aid which it receives from the Department's science budget.