HC Deb 05 February 1997 vol 289 c642W
Mr. Duncan Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what was the total amount of Government research expenditure on cancer in 1996–97; and how many people received treatment for cancer in 1996–97. [14000]

Mr. Horam

Total Government expenditure on cancer research for the year 1995–96 is contained in the table and is the most recent year for which figures are available. Information about the number of people treated for cancer is not available in the form requested.

Government expenditure on cancer research 1995–96
£ million
Department of Health/Health Departments 19.8
NHS regional research and development 0.4
Medical Research Council 214.8
Total Government expenditure 25.0
1 Department of Health—Health Departments are broken down as follows: Health and personal social services policy research programme: 1.6
Other Department of Health (radiation protection budget): 1.9
National Radiological Protection Board: 5.5
Scottish Office Home and Health Department: 0.8
2 Figure for 1994–95.

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