HC Deb 20 May 1954 vol 527 c2265
15. Mr. Janner

asked the Minister of Health what statistical services are made available by his Department to the various organisations concerned with cancer research in this country; and what steps it is proposed to take in the near future to expand such statistical services in view of the bearing that statistics have on this particular issue.

Mr. Iain Macleod

Detailed statistics about cancer are published, with commentaries, in the Registrar-General's Annual Statistical Reviews and otherwise. They relate to all deaths from cancer and to cases of cancer reported by a number of hospitals under the cancer registration scheme. Additional data are made available by the General Register Office from time to time to meet specific needs of individuals or organisations connected with cancer research. I have recently issued a circular asking hospitals to make still greater efforts to achieve the registration of all cases of cancer.