Health: Diabetes

House of Lords written question – answered on 2nd July 2012.

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Photo of Lord Morris of Aberavon Lord Morris of Aberavon Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government, in view of the rate of increase in the diagnosis of type 1 diabetes, whether they will consult over a period of six months on the views of researchers and the medical profession on the adequacy of expenditure on research in this area.

Photo of Earl Howe Earl Howe The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The department has no plans for a consultation on the adequacy of expenditure on research on type 1 diabetes.

The department's National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) welcomes funding applications for research into any aspect of human health, including type 1 diabetes. These applications are subject to peer review and judged in open competition, with awards being made on the basis of the scientific quality of the proposals made. In all disease areas, the amount of NIHR funding depends on the volume and quality of scientific activity.

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