HC Deb 04 March 2002 vol 381 cc119-20W
Mr. Gordon Prentice

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of oral cancer were diagnosed in each health authority in England in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement. [17415]

Yvette Cooper

The number of cases of oral cancer diagnosed in each health authority in England in 1998, the latest year for which figures are available, are shown in the table.

The NHS Cancer Plan, published last year, provides a comprehensive strategy for improving cancer care linking prevention, diagnosis, treatment, care and research.

Smoking is implicated in the cause of oral and many other cancers. The NHS Cancer Plan sets out a clear agenda for improving cancer prevention through changes in lifestyle related to smoking and diet. There have already been notable improvements in numbers of people giving up smoking. In 2000–01, over 64,000 people were helped by national health service cessation services to give up smoking.

Health authority Number
Avon HA 73
Barking and Havering HA 21
Barnet HA 23
Barnsley HA 15
Bedfordshire HA 34
Berkshire HA 55
Bexley and Greenwich HA 37
Birmingham HA 85
Bradford HA 28
Brent and Harrow HA 34
Bromley HA 18
Buckinghamshire HA 51
Bury and Rochdale HA 48
Calderdale and Kirklees HA 48
Cambridge and Huntingdon HA 26
Camden and Islington HA 29
Cornwall and Isles of Scilly HA 26
County Durham HA 42
Coventry HA 24
Croydon HA 26
Doncaster HA 29
Dorset HA 56
Dudley HA 20
Ealing, Hammersmith and Hounslow HA 48
East and North Hertfordshire HA 30
East Kent HA 39
East Lancashire HA 37
East London and The City HA 26
East Norfolk HA 53
East Riding HA 56
East Surrey HA 37
East Sussex, Brighton and Hove HA 51
Enfield and Haringey HA 46
Gateshead and South Tyneside HA 41
Gloucestershire HA 32
Herefordshire HA 10
Hillingdon HA 13
Isle of Wight HA 11

Health authority Number
Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster HA 38
Kingston and Richmond HA 24
Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham HA 54
Leeds HA 51
Leicestershire HA 55
Lincolnshire HA 43
Liverpool HA 50
Manchester HA 41
Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth HA 63
Morecambe Bay HA 22
Newcastle and North Tyneside HA 49
North and Mid Hampshire HA 29
North and East Devon HA 41
North Cheshire HA 19
North Cumbria HA 25
North Derbyshire HA 23
North Essex HA 47
North Nottinghamshire HA 28
North Staffordshire HA 36
North West Anglia HA 31
North West Lancashire HA 48
North Yorkshire HA 58
Northamptonshire HA 39
Northumberland HA 27
Nottingham HA 53
Oxfordshire HA 43
Portsmouth and South East Hampshire 30
Redbridge and Waltham Forest HA 21
Rotherham HA 10
Salford and Trafford HA 42
Sandwell HA 20
Sefton HA 19
Sheffield HA 32
Shropshire HA 34
Solihull HA 10
Somerset HA 36
South and West Devon HA 49
South Cheshire HA 54
South Derbyshire HA 49
South Essex HA 32
South Humber HA 26
South Lancashire HA 23
South Staffordshire HA 40
Southampton and South West Hampshire HA 54
St. Helen's and Knowsley HA 24
Stockport HA 29
Suffolk HA 55
Sunderland HA 24
Tees HA 52
Wakefield HA 18
Walsall HA 20
Warwickshire HA 32
West Hertfordshire HA 28
West Kent HA 64
West Pennine HA 44
West Surrey HA 57
West Sussex HA 54
Wigan and Bolton HA 40
Wiltshire HA 48
Wirral HA 42
Wolverhampton HA 19
Worcestershire HA 24
England 3,670

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