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Cancer

Volume 470: debated on Wednesday 23 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what funding has been allocated for the National Cancer Survivorship Initiative for each of the next three years; (180505)

(2) what funding has been allocated for the National Survey of Awareness of Cancer for each of the next three years;

(3) what funding has been allocated for the National Cancer Equality Initiative for each of the next three years;

(4) what funding has been allocated for the National Cancer Intelligence Network for each of the next three years.

[holding answer 21 January 2008]: The relevant Impact Assessment gives further details of the estimated costs and savings for the recommendations and initiatives announced in the Cancer Reform Strategy. A copy of the assessment has been placed in the Library. The total resources required to deliver the Strategy are being made available to the national health service through primacy care trust (PCT) allocations. General PCT allocations are not, however, broken down into specific budgets for individual initiatives.

These initiatives will also involve collaboration with many non-Departmental organisations and charities, in addition to the NHS, who provide an invaluable contribution over and above that funded through PCT allocations.