HL Deb 18 June 1998 vol 590 cc149-50WA
Lord Mason of Barnsley

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Which charities are involved in raising monies for cancer treatments and cures including research; and which are financially assisted by government departments. [HL2197]

The Minister of State, Department of Health (Baroness Jay of Paddington)

The Government consider it vitally important to collaborate with cancer charities which play a key role in the overall organisation of research into the prevention, treatment and cure of cancer. A list of medical research cancer charities involved in raising monies and which are financially assisted by government departments is at Annex A.

The Department of Health also has a grant-aid scheme which contributes to the running costs of a large number of voluntary organisations under Section 64 of the Health Services and Public Health Act 1968. This scheme provides help for projects of potential national significance which take forward the department's policy objectives and priorities. Similar schemes are also run by the other United Kingdom health departments where, in addition to the above mentioned Act, grants to strengthen health promotion and disease prevention in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are available under Section 97 of the National Health Service Act 1977, Section 16B of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978 and Article 71 of the Health and Personal Social Services NI Order 1972 respectively. A list of cancer charities is at Annex B. This list is not inclusive, as all Welsh health authorities contract with non-statutory organisations to provide cancer services.



  • Imperial Cancer Research Fund
  • Cancer Research Campaign
  • Leukaemia Research Fund
  • Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
  • Yorkshire Cancer Research Campaign
  • Association For International Cancer Research
  • North of England Cancer Research Campaign
  • Marie Curie Research Institute
  • Tenovus
  • War On Cancer
  • Breakthrough Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Campaign



  • Macmillan Cancer Relief
  • Marie Curie Cancer Care
  • CancerLink
  • National Cancer Alliance
  • Women's Nationwide Cancer Control Campaign
  • CancerBacup
  • Breast Cancer Care
  • Colon Cancer Concern
  • Genesis (breast cancer with genetic cause)
  • Hodgkins Disease and Lymphoma Association
  • Cancer Support Centre (Wandsworth)
  • CHAS (Children's Hospice)
  • Scottish Partnership Agency
  • Tenovus
  • Children's Cancer Care

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