Cancer: Research

Health written question – answered at on 4 May 2011.

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Photo of Dan Jarvis Dan Jarvis Labour, Barnsley Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what contribution (a) the National Commissioning Board and (b) GP consortia will make to promoting cancer research under his proposals for NHS reform.

Photo of Paul Burstow Paul Burstow The Minister of State, Department of Health

The Department is fully committed to clinical and applied research into cancer.

Clause 13 of the Health and Social Care Bill provides a power that the National Health Service Commissioning Board or a commissioning consortium may conduct, commission or assist the conduct of research into any matters relating to the causation, prevention, diagnosis or treatment of illness.

Clause 19 of the Bill includes a duty that the Board must, in the exercise of its functions, have regard to the need to promote research on matters relevant to the health service, and the use in the health service of evidence obtained from research.

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