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Cancer: Health Services

Volume 495: debated on Wednesday 1 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the graph in figure 15 of page 119 of his Department's Cancer Reform Strategy, published on 3 December 2007, how much and what proportion of funding has been spent under each heading in each year since 1997-98. (283251)

The information requested is not routinely available.

The estimated total national health service spend on cancer care represented in the graph on page 119 of the Cancer Reform Strategy was an analysis commissioned specifically for inclusion in the Strategy. It was based on a wide range of data from 2005-06, and the sources of this data are quoted in the Strategy. An estimated NHS spend on cancer care under the same categories of that graph is not available for any other years, and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the use of exceptional case requests in England for anti-nausea treatments used to support patients receiving chemotherapy. (283285)