Oral Answers to Questions — Cancer Research

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 28th July 1949.

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Photo of Mr Herbert Morrison Mr Herbert Morrison , Lewisham East 12:00 am, 28th July 1949

I could not state the number of research workers without notice, but I can say that the Medical Research Council's expenditure on cancer research was only about £6,000 up to and including 1945–46, it rose to £12,000 in 1946–47 and to £24,000 in 1947–48, and it is estimated at £145,000 for 1948–49 and at perhaps £200,000 in 1949–50. Other expenditures are being made. I assure the House that it need not worry that financial limitations would be imposed on an important matter of this kind. It is a question of getting to the roots of the problem.