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Cancer Screening

Volume 32: debated on Thursday 25 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if, in view of the concern felt by members of the public regarding the reduction in screening facilities for breast cancer, and the fact that this type of screening plays an important part in the prevention of further disability, he will reconsider his Department's policy on cancer screening; and if he will make a statement.

The Government are funding a major research programme into the efficacy of breast cancer screening. Details of this research were set out in my reply to the hon. Member for Wolverhampton, North-East (Mrs. Short) on Friday 22 October 1982.-Vol. 29, c. 235.]