HC Deb 11 January 2000 vol 342 cc139-40W
Dr. Kumar

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what mechanism he proposes to monitor the proposed target to reduce the death rate from cancer by 20 per cent. by 2010. [101422]

Yvette Cooper

The target is to reduce the death rate from all cancers among those aged under 75 years by at least 20 per cent. by the year 2010. Progress towards this target will be monitored annually using data from cancer death registrations collected and published by the Office for National Statistics.