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Cancer: Drugs

Volume 481: debated on Tuesday 21 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has spent on developing anti-cancer drugs in the last 10 years. (227763)

The information requested is not available. The Department does not have details of pharmaceutical industry expenditure on drug development in particular therapeutic areas.

The reply I gave the hon. Member on 2 April 2008, Official Report, column 1086W, describes the particular contribution the Department makes to the development of new treatments for cancer.