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Cancer

Volume 485: debated on Thursday 18 December 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many cases of (a) pancreatic and (b) liver cancer there were in each (i) primary care trust and (ii) strategic health authority area of England and Wales in each of the last 10 years. (240283)

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

Letter from Karen Dunnell dated 18 December 2008:

As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking how many cases of (a) pancreatic and (b) liver cancer there were in (i) each primary care trust and (ii) strategic health authority of England and Wales in each of the last 10 years. [240283]

The number of newly diagnosed cases for each year from 1997 to 2006 (latest available year) for (i) each primary care trust and (ii) strategic health authority for England, and by local health board for Wales are given in Table 1 for (a) pancreatic cancer and Table 2 for (b) liver cancer; these have been placed in the House of Commons library.