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Tuberculosis: Vaccination

Volume 468: debated on Monday 26 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills whether there is a funding gap for work to research and develop a new tuberculosis vaccine being undertaken in the UK, with reference to the answer of 23 May 2007, Official Report, column 1340W on tuberculosis: vaccination. (163357)

The Medical Research Council (MRC) has recognised the need to increase funding for translational research into new vaccines, including vaccines against tuberculosis, and has made £3.5 million available in 2007-08 for such research.