HL Deb 07 March 2000 vol 610 c132WA
Lord Laird

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Following the Chernobyl disaster in 1986, whether there were any increases in 1986 or subsequent years in the number of:

  1. (a) deaths caused by cancer, including leukaemia: or
  2. (b) cases of cancer, including leukaemia. [HL1238]

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the Director of the Office for National Statistics, who has been asked to reply.

Letter to Lord Laird front the Director of Social Statistics of the Office for National Statistics, Mr John Pullinger, dated 7 March 2000

The Director of the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has been asked to reply to your parliamentary Question on increases in the number of deaths caused by cancer or cases of cancer, including leukaemia, following the Chernobyl disaster of 1986. I am replying in Dr Holt's absence.

The attached table contains the available information on newly diagnosed cases of, and mortality from, all cancers and leukaemia from 1986 onwards. The age-standardised rates take into account the changing age structure of the population over time.