I'm in correspondence with my MP about ME and the latest letter proudly tells me that there's £1.6m from the MRC going into ME/CFS research, which I know about already. He's making out like it's a lot and I want to explain why it is not. Does anyone know where I can find figures for other diseases and a) the number of people in the UK with that disease, and b) how much the MRC put into research for that disease. By my calculation the MRC is putting £6.60 per patient into research this year. If the money they put into MS was the same, the MRC would put a total of £560,000 into MS research and I suspect (and obviously hope) it's rather more than that.