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Immunodeficiency Viruses

Volume 175: debated on Wednesday 4 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health in which directly funded Government facilities research into AIDS, HIV and related viruses is being carried out; and what was the cost of this research in the last full year.

The majority of Government-funded research into AIDS, HIV and related viruses is commissioned by the Medical Research Council (MRC) as part of its "Directed Programme" for AIDS research. Details of this work are contained in the MRC publication "AIDS Research 1990", a copy of which is available in the Library. A total of £6 million was devoted to the programme in 1989–90.In addition, the public health laboratory service and the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control undertake such research; funding for 1989–90 was £1.1 million and £440,000 respectively.