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Cancer: Research

Volume 476: debated on Monday 2 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much Government funding was provided for medical and health research into cancer in each of the last five years; and what percentage of the health and medical research budget this represented in each year. (206520)

[holding answer 19 May 2008]: The information requested in respect of the Department's research and development (R and D) expenditure is shown in the following table.

Expenditure as a percentage of total departmental R and D budget

£ million

2002-03

23

124

2003-04

25

140

2004-05

24

150

2005-06

26

168

2006-07

23

161

The Medical Research Council and other research councils funded by the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills also invest significantly in cancer research.