HC Deb 26 February 1903 vol 118 c912
MR. WEIR (Ross and Cromarty)

To ask the Secretary of State for India whether he is now in a position to give statistics in regard to the prevalence of cancer in India.

(Answered by Secretary Lord George Hamilton.) I have ascertained from the Viceroy that in the existing condition of death registration in India he is unable to furnish information which would justify any conclusions as to the prevalence or distribution of cancer among the general population. The Government of India are considering the advisability of requiring cases of cancer to be recorded separately in future in the dispensary and hospital returns.