Health: Skin

House of Lords written question – answered on 29th June 2009.

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Photo of Baroness Masham of Ilton Baroness Masham of Ilton Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the funding of the SunSmart campaign.

Photo of Lord Darzi of Denham Lord Darzi of Denham Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health)

SunSmart, the national skin cancer prevention and sun protection campaign, is run by Cancer Research UK on behalf of the United Kingdom health departments which each contribute funding to the campaign. The Department of Health, England, currently provides £115,000 for 2009-10 under the provisions of Section 64 of the Health Services and Public Health Act 1968.

The Cancer Reform Strategy also made commitments to increase the funding available for skin awareness programmes and has provided additional money in 2008-09 and 2009-10 for national and local skin cancer initiatives.

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