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Alzheimer's Disease and Multiple Sclerosis: Research

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 137917, tabled on 14 January 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much money from the public purse has been allocated to research into (a) Parkinson's disease, (b) Alzheimers Disease and (c) Multiple Sclerosis in each of the last five years.

Answered on

26 January 2021

This answer is a correction from the original answer.

The Government is committed to supporting research into Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis. The Department funds research into these areas through the National Institute for Health Research. Additionally, UK Research and Innovation funds research into these areas primarily through the Medical Research Council, the Biotechnology Biological Sciences Research Council, and the Economic and Social Research Council.

The attached table shows funding allocated through these routes, not including wider funding that contributes to research in these areas. Figures for research into Alzheimer’s disease are only part of overall dementia research spending.

NIHR values refer to total spend. UKRI values refer to allocated / committed funding.

Original answer

The Government is committed to supporting research into Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis. The Department funds research into these areas through the National Institute for Health Research. Additionally, UK Research and Innovation funds research into these areas primarily through the Medical Research Council, the Biotechnology Biological Sciences Research Council, and the Economic and Social Research Council.

The attached table shows funding allocated through these routes, not including wider funding that contributes to research in these areas. Figures for research into Alzheimer’s disease are only part of overall dementia research spending.

R values refer to total spend. UKRI values refer to allocated / committed funding.