§ 28. Mr. Merchant
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what progress has been made in the treatment of cancer in Wales. 
§ Mr. Richards
In response to the report on cancer services from the chief medical officers of England and Wales we have commissioned a review of existing services throughout the Principality which will recommend how the necessary improvements identified in the report can be implemented to bring about better quality of care to patients.
Work is being undertaken in parallel in the NHS in Wales to establish the right local framework to facilitate progress. We expect to receive a report by September 1996 which will include recommendations on links between the providers of treatment and care, clinical standards and targets and the contribution which can be made to research in this field.