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Diabetes: Research

Volume 485: debated on Wednesday 17 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been spent by his Department in each of the last five years on research into type 1 diabetes. (243780)

The available information is shown in the following table.

All diabetes research

£ million

Department

Medical Research Council

2003-04

18.3

11.4

2004-05

19.1

9.8

2005-06

20.4

13.9

2006-07

24.5

20

2007-08

29.3

21.7

Over the last 10 years, the main part of the Department's total expenditure on health research has been devolved to and managed by national health service organisations. Those organisations have since 2001 accounted for their use of the research and development allocations received from the Department in an annual report. The reports do not separately identify the cost of research concerned specifically with type 1 diabetes.

Departmental expenditure from 2006-07 includes the costs of the National Institute for Health Research diabetes clinical research network formed in May 2006.