HC Deb 20 July 1979 vol 970 c887W
Mr. Stevens

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people were employed in the national cancer registration scheme, within the medical division of the Office of Population Censuses and Surveys, during each of the past three years; and what was the cost of operating the scheme during the same periods.

Sir George Young,

pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 17 July 1979], gave the following answer: The number of posts in the medical statistics division of the Office of Population Censuses and Surveys which were allocated directly to the national cancer registration scheme was 20 during 1977–78 and 19 thereafter. But the scheme also engages staff time in other divisions of this Department. The overall cost is not readily available for past years, but of the gross total vote for OPCS in 1979–80, as published in the Supply Estimates 1979–80 on 16 March 1979, the likely expenditure on the NCRS will be £160,000.