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Cancer: Research

Volume 476: debated on Thursday 22 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding for research and development related to (a) anti-cancer surgical procedures and (b) cancer drugs the Government has provided in each of the last five years. (207076)

I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave him on 19 May 2008, Official Report, column 114W.

The information requested in respect of cancer drugs is shown in the following table.

Expenditure on cancer drug research

£ million

Department

Medical Research Council

2002-03

2.8

3.7

2003-04

2.7

4.7

2004-05

2.8

4.6

2005-06

2.7

5.3

2006-07

3

5.4

Over the last ten years, the main part of the Department's total expenditure on health research has been devolved to and managed by national health service organisations.

Details of individual NHS supported research projects undertaken during that time, including a number concerned with the use of drugs in the treatment of cancer, are available on the archived national research register at

https://portal.nihr.ac.uk/Pages/NRRArchiveSearch.aspx

The departmental expenditure figures shown in the table relate only to national research programmes.