To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many men were diagnosed with prostate cancer in each of the last 10 years. 
The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.
Letter from Len Cook to Vernon Coaker, dated 10 June 2003:
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question concerning how many men were diagnosed with prostate cancer in each of the last 10 years. (117899)
The latest available figures for newly diagnosed cases of cancer are for 1999. The number of registrations of newly diagnosed cases of prostate cancer in England for the ten year period 1990–99 are given in the table below.
Registrations of newly diagnosed cases for prostate cancer in England, 1990–99
Malignant neoplasm of prostate
1For the year 1991 to 1994. International Classification of
For the years 1995 to 1999. International Classification of
Diseases. Tenth Revision (ICD-10). Code c61.
Office for National Statistics.