Motor Neurone Disease: Research

Department for Science, Innovation and Technology written question – answered at on 22 November 2023.

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Photo of Damien Moore Damien Moore Conservative, Southport

To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what steps her Department is taking to support research into the causes of motor neurone disease.

Photo of Andrew Griffith Andrew Griffith Minister of State (Department for Science, Innovation and Technology)

In November 2021, the Government committed to delivering at least £50 million to support motor neurone disease (MND) research over five years, as part of a package of £375 million for research into neurodegenerative diseases.

In June 2023, the government announced that more than £35 million of the £50 million pledged to cutting-edge MND research has now been allocated, just two years into a five year funding commitment. Work continues at pace to support MND researchers to submit high quality bids for open funding calls. (

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