HC Deb 15 April 1954 vol 526 cc135-6W
41. Mr. Peter Freeman

asked the Minister of Health whether he will publish a table showing the number of cases and deaths from cancer, giving men, women, boys and girls, separately, since these figures were kept, to the latest known date.

Miss Hornsby-Smith

The number of deaths from cancer, analysed by various factors including sex and age, for each year from 1847 to 1952 and for certain groups of years are already contained in the Annual Statistical Reviews and other publications of the Registrar General. I am afraid that the total number of cases of cancer is not available for any year.