HC Deb 31 January 1977 vol 925 cc29-30W
Mr. Ian Lloyd

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services to what major factors he ascribes the turndown in cancer death rates revealed for the first time in the statistics produced by the Registrar General for the survey issued by the Office of Population Census and Surveys, "Death Surveyance England and Wales 1968–1974".

Mr. Moyle

The survey to which the hon. Member refers shows a steady increase in overall death rates from cancer over the years 1968 to 1974 and I am writing to him to see if I can help with more detailed information.