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Volume 977: debated on Monday 28 January 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many cancer deaths there were in Scotland in 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978 and 1979 for each health board area.

The information is given in the table below. Figures for 1979 are not yet available.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will provide the latest available estimate of the number of households currently in receipt of assistance with telephone rentals in Scotland under the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970.

In the year ended 31 March 1979 local authorities in Scotland gave financial assistance with telephone rental to 1,975 persons.