HC Deb 13 June 2002 vol 386 c1445W
Dr. Kumar

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the role and responsibilities are of the National Cancer Institute; [55868]

(2) what progress has been made in meeting staffing goals for cancer specialists; and how future progress will be assessed; [55865]

(3) what steps he takes to monitor the way in which NHS trusts deploy funds allocated to deliver on Cancer Plan targets; and how trusts are made answerable for cancer funding spent on other services or financial requirements; [55863]

(4) what plans he has to publish annual figures for national expenditure on cancer research, indicating where money is spent; [55862]

(5) what steps are being taken to raise the profile of the National Cancer Institute amongst those not directly involved in its work; [55864]

(6) what plans he has to develop more extensive and accessible clinical trials databases for cancer research to inform researchers and patients; [55866]

(7) if he plans to publish a map of the regional cancer networks; [55869]

(8) what plans he has to review his policy on a national cancer act, with specific reference to (a) cancer registration, (b) funding for the cancer research infrastructure and (c) a cancer research strategy; [55867]

(9) how the core funding of the national translational cancer research networks is determined; and how frequently it is to be reviewed. [55870]

Ms. Blears

The Government's response to the First Report of the Science and Technology Committee onCancer Research—A Follow Up has been published today, and copies will be placed in the Library.