HC Deb 12 February 1930 vol 235 c439W
Major GLYN

asked the Minister of Health whether, on account of the public concern and uncertainty regarding the cause and effect of cancer, he will consider having this disease made notifiable, thus enabling the Cancer Research Council to obtain extra data and assisting local practitioners to obtain specialist advice in the earliest stages of treatment?


I do not think that compulsory notification of cancer, which would probably entail legislation, would be effective in securing early diagnosis, which, I am advised, is the first essential.