HC Deb 29 February 1984 vol 55 cc252-3W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many patients are being treated for cancer on Merseyside.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

Information is not collected centrally in precisely the form requested. During 1981, the latest year for which information is available centrally, there was an estimated number of 18,530 discharges and deaths from National Health Service hospitals in the Mersey region of persons diagnosed as suffering from cancer.