HL Deb 15 July 2002 vol 637 c123WA
Lord Ezra

asked Her Majesty' Government:

How much other European Union countries spend on cancer research, in particular on research into cancers of the prostate and the breast; and how this compares with the United Kingdom. [HL5048]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Lord Hunt of Kings Heath)

This information could be provided only at disproportionate cost. Inquiries of the Medical Research Council, the National Cancer Research Institute and Cancer Research UK have all failed to discover a source of the figures requested. Searches of websites for the International Agency for Research on Cancer (part of the World Heath Organisation), the International Union Against Cancer, the Europe Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer and Europe Against Cancer have failed to elicit any relevant data.