§ Mr. Ernie Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what information his Department has on the incidence of cervical cancer in Wales in the past three years.
§ Mr. Wyn Roberts
The numbers of new registrations of cervical cancer (ICD Code 180) in Welsh residents were as follows:
Numbers 1980 334 1981 343 1982 247
The figure for 1982 under-represents the true position of those registrations, normally obtained from the hospital activity analysis system, which were not recorded in 1982 because of industrial action.