Mesothelioma — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:06 am on 5th December 2013.

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Photo of Earl Howe Earl Howe The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health 11:06 am, 5th December 2013

My Lords, the Government are fully committed to research into the causes of this dreadful disease and into potential treatments. The usual practice of the main public funders of health research is not to ring-fence funds for expenditure on particular diseases, and funding is available for high-quality research proposals. With its partners, the Department of Health is actively pursuing a package of measures that we believe will stimulate an increase in the level of research on mesothelioma.