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Cancer: West Midlands

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 2 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department spent on treating (a) men and (b) women with cancer in hospitals in the west midlands in each of the last five years for which figures are available. (195414)

The information requested is not available in the format requested.

The Department centrally collects disease level expenditure estimates from primary care trusts (PCTs) as part of programme budgeting returns. The following table shows estimated aggregate expenditure on cancer for PCTs in the west midlands region from 2003-04 to 2006-07.

£

Financial year

Aggregated expenditure

2003-04

306,112,000

2004-05

358,382,000

2005-06

400,604,000

2006-07

451,665,000

Notes:

1. 2003-04 data are net expenditure.

2. 2004-05 to 2006-07 data are net expenditure but also take account of lead/host commissioner arrangements.

3. 2006-07 data may not be comparable with previous years due to changes in data definitions.