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Breast And Cervical Cancer

Volume 114: debated on Monday 6 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how much additional money has been made available to individual health authorities following his recent announcement concerning breast and cervical cancer screenings; and if he will give details by authority.

Funds will be provided for a national breast cancer screening service to be established in England over the next three years on the basis of centres each serving a population of approximately half a million. It is for regional health authorities to decide in which districts the centres should be located and how the special allocations provided to establish them should be deployed. In 1987–88 each Region will be allocated £356,000 to cover the capital and revenue costs of establishing its first centre.