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Cancer: Expenditure

Volume 474: debated on Monday 31 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what expenditure his Department has incurred on (a) prostate, (b) breast, (c) testicular and (d) ovarian cancer in each of the last five years. (194323)

Information on expenditure by cancer type is not available.

In 2006-07, 5.2 per cent. of all NHS spending was spent on cancer. In 2006-07, £4.35 billion was spent on cancer services.

Available figures for earlier years were £3.4 billion in 2003-04, £3.8 billion in 2004-05 and 4.3 billion in £2005-06.