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Cancer: Research

Volume 477: debated on Friday 13 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much (a) the Medical Research Council and (b) other research councils funded by his Department spent on cancer research in each of the last five years. (210382)

[holding answer 12 June 2008]: In the last five years to 2006-07 the Medical Research Council has spent the following sums on cancer research: £65.4 million (2002-03), £70.8 million (2003-04), £78.7 million (2004-05), £78.1 million (2005-06) and £85.6 million (2006-07). During the same periods, the other Research Councils spent in total the following sums: £12 million, £13.9 million, £16.2 million, £18.4 million and £20.5 million.

Figures are not yet available for 2007-08.