Cancer

Health written question – answered on 11th June 2014.

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Photo of Sarah Wollaston Sarah Wollaston Conservative, Totnes

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will review the adequacy of the sentences available under the Cancer Act 1939 for people convicted of fraudulently advertising offers to treat cancer.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The Department last consulted on changes to the Cancer Act 1939 in 2006, and subsequently to this a Legislative Reform Order came into force in October 2008.

We do not currently have any plans to review the adequacy of the sentences available under the Act for people convicted of fraudulently advertising offers to treat cancer.

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