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Cancer: Health Services

Volume 482: debated on Tuesday 11 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent on (a) cancer drugs and (b) cancer in-patient services in each of the last five years. (233659)

Information on spending on cancer drugs and on cancer in-patient services in each of the last five years is not available centrally.

However, in 2006 approximately £729 million was spent on cancer drugs. Around £4.35 billion is spent annually on cancer services. Approximately 27 per cent. of this is spent on in-patient costs (excluding those costs related to surgery).