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Lung Diseases: Research

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL3174, tabled on 18 October 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what support and funding they are providing for research into respiratory diseases.

Answered on

28 October 2021

Over the last 5 years (2016/17 to 2020/21), UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)’s Medical Research Council (MRC) has spent over £155.6 million on research relevant to respiratory health and disease.

This figure includes just under £142 million spent on research specifically relevant to respiratory disease (including areas such as Asthma, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Pneumonia and other respiratory Infections, Cancer, and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). Figures do not include spend on research relating to Covid-19.