228781 - Parkinson's Disease (Answered)

Alison McGovern
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been granted from the public purse for research into Parkinson's disease in each of the last five years.

George Freeman

The following table shows expenditure on research relating to Parkinson’s disease by the Medical Research Council, and by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) through its research programmes, research centres and units, and research fellowships.

£ million

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

Medical Research Council

11.3

10.0

8.7

8.7

9.7

NIHR

1.7

1.5

2.2

3.2

4.0

Total

13.0

11.5

10.9

11.9

13.7

Total spend by the NIHR on research relating to Parkinson’s disease is higher than the figures shown because expenditure by the NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) on these diseases cannot be disaggregated from total CRN expenditure.