Cancer: Drugs

Health written question – answered on 4th March 2014.

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Photo of Simon Burns Simon Burns Conservative, Chelmsford

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total expenditure of the Cancer Drugs Fund was in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13.

Photo of Norman Lamb Norman Lamb The Minister of State, Department of Health

Information on spend by strategic health authorities under the interim cancer drugs funding arrangements in 2010-11 (from October 2010 to the end of March 2011) and under the Cancer Drugs Fund (from April 2011 to the end of March 2013) is shown in the following table:

  Amount spent (£000)
October 2010 to end March 2011 138,254
April 2011 to end March 2012 1108,327
April 2012 to end March 2013 175,334
l Includes end of year spending commitments. Source: Information supplied to the Department by strategic health authorities.

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