HC Deb 06 February 1986 vol 91 c216W
Mr. Michael McNair-Wilson

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the average national figure for cases of lymphatic cancer and leukaemia among people under 25 years of age, expressed (a) in total and (b) as a rate of incidence.

Mr. Hayhoe

The average annual numbers of registrations of newly diagnosed cases of (i) Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphomas (lymphatic cancer), International Classification of Diseases (ICD) 9th revision 200–202 and (ii) Leukaemia, ICD (9) 204–208, for persons aged under 25 years of age for the period 1980–82 for England and Wales are 466 and 477 respectively, and these represent corresponding rates per 100,000 population of 2.60 and 2.66.