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Tinnitus: Research

Volume 463: debated on Wednesday 12 September 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the NHS spent on research into tinnitus in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement. (155221)

The information requested is not available. Details of individual national health service supported research projects including a number concerned with tinnitus are available on the national research register at:

www.dh.gov.uk/research.

The Medical Research Council (MRC) is one of the main agencies through which the Government support medical and clinical research. The MRC is an independent body that receives its grant-in-aid from the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills.

Although the MRC is not currently funding any research specifically relating to tinnitus it has a large portfolio of hearing and deafness research, some of which may lead to further understanding of the condition.

MRC expenditure on hearing and deafness research since 1997 is shown in the following table.

£ million

1997-98

3.2

1998-99

3.5

1999-2000

3.3

2000-01

5

2001-02

3.9

2002-03

n/a

2003-04

6.1

2004-05

6

2005-06

5.9

n/a = not available