HC Deb 20 January 1972 vol 829 cc241-2W
67. Mr. Pavitt

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will inquire into the recruitment of men and women into the field of cancer research and the possibility of providing rewards of a status nature to encourage a greater flow of young persons with ability to choose work of this kind.

Mrs. Thatcher

The problems of recruitment and deployment in this field are already being examined. I am advised that the establishment of oncological centres would do much to augment the facilities for research and training; and my right hon. Friends the Secretaries of State for Social Services and for Scotland are considering the matter. Meantime, new chairs in clinical oncology have been endowed by the Cancer Research Campaign and the Imperial Cancer Research Fund at the Institutes for Cancer Research, Fulham, and St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London.