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Health: Complementary Medicine

Volume 694: debated on Thursday 26 July 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What strategic plans are in place with respect to the management of research into complementary medicine. [HL5012]

The department’s management of its research and development budget, and of the programmes and projects that budget supports, is undertaken in line with the policy set out in the Government’s health research strategy Best Research for Best Health. Details, including the scope of the programmes and the arrangements for making applications for support from them, are available on the National Institute for Health Research website at

The department’s investment in research into complementary and alternative medicine is managed as an integral part of these arrangements.