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Cancer: Databases

Volume 498: debated on Monday 2 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) funding and (b) other support has been provided to the National Cancer Intelligence Network in each of the last three financial years. (296788)

Funding for the National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN), which was launched in June 2008, is included in the financial bundle allocated by the Department to NHS London. In 2008-09, NHS London set a budget of £320,000 for services performed by the NCIN. This budget has increased to £2.7 million for 2009-10.

The NCIN also receives funding for one targeted post from Cancer Research UK, and for another from the Medical Research Council, Oncore UK, National Cancer Research Network (NCRN) and Macmillan Cancer Research. The NCRN also co-funds a further post with the NCIN.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) public funding and (b) other support has been provided to each of the cancer registries in each of the last three financial years. (296789)

The following table shows the total amount of funding allocated by the Department to the Regional Directors for Public Health for cancer registry commitments for the last three financial years, 2007-08 to 2009-10.

Allocations to Regional Directors for Public Health for cancer registry commitments 2007-08 to 2009-10

£

Cancer registry

2007-08 allocation

2008-09 allocation

2009-10 allocation

Eastern Cancer Registry and Information Centre

1,024,000

1,126,971

1,235,000

North West Cancer Intelligence Service

1,467,000

1,461,551

1,455,000

Northern and Yorkshire Cancer Registry and Information Service

1,450,000

1,467,331

1,485,000

Oxford Cancer Intelligence Unit

604,000

613,068

622,000

South West Cancer Intelligence Service

1,449,000

1,490,330

1,532,000

Thames Registry

2,446,000

2,517,930

2,591,000

Trent Registry

959,000

1,024,372

1,093,000

West Midlands Cancer Intelligence Unit

1,221,000

1,205,187

1,188,000

Total

10,620,000

10,906,740

11,201,000

Source:

Department of Health internal financial management data.