HC Deb 06 December 1951 vol 494 cc295-6W
91. Mr. Emrys Hughes

asked the Minister of Health if he will have inquiries made as to what extent tobacco smoking is one of the causes of cancer of the lungs.

Mr. Crookshank

The Medical Research Council are actively pursuing inquiries on a large scale.

93. Mr. Dodds-Parker

asked the Minister of Health how much his Department proposes to spend on the work of cancer research during the year 1952.

Mr. Crookshank

Expenditure on cancer research borne by my Department is mainly included within the total expenditure on treatment of cancer, for which separate figures are not available.

Mr. Peter Freeman

asked the Minister of Health how far his advisers have recently discovered new remedies for the cure of cancer either in whole or for one particular organ of the body.

Mr. Crookshank

I am informed that recent developments have increased the range of curative treatment both in surgery and radiotherapy but other remedies recently discovered have only a limited value in controlling the spread of certain forms of cancer.

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