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Cancer: Buckinghamshire

Volume 479: debated on Monday 1 September 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many people were diagnosed with cancer in (a) Milton Keynes and (b) Buckinghamshire in each of the last five years. (214948)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated June 2008:

As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking how many people were diagnosed with cancer in (a) Milton Keynes and (b) Buckinghamshire in each of the last five years. [214948]

The latest available figures for newly diagnosed cases (incidence) of cancer are for the year 2005. Figures requested are given in the table below.

Numbers of newly diagnosed cases of cancer1 registered in Milton Keynes unitary authority and Buckinghamshire county, 2001 to 2005

Persons

Milton Keynes

Buckinghamshire

2001

837

2,149

2002

793

2,170

2003

779

2,171

2004

915

2,340

2005

820

2,236

1 All cancers, excluding non-melanoma skin cancer, are classified according to the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10): C00-C97 excluding C44

Source:

Office for National Statistics