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Leukaemia

Volume 975: debated on Tuesday 11 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, pursuant to the reply of the Minister of State, Official Report, 26 October, columns 343–46, if he will explain why statistics for newly diagnosed cases of myeloid leukaemia are not available for England from 1973 onwards; and if he will take steps to arrange for these statistics to be available.

I refer the hon. Member to my reply to the hon. Member for Brent, South (Mr. Pavitt) on 26 October.—[Vol. 972, c. 347]. The Registrar General's advisory committee on cancer registration is at present con- siderfng ways of improving the collection and publication of cancer registration data.