Cancer: Drugs

Health written question – answered on 8th September 2014.

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Photo of Bob Neill Bob Neill Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (Substitute Member), Vice-Chair, Conservative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what outturn expenditure on the Cancer Drugs Fund was in the 2013-14 financial year, for each treatment funded.

Photo of George Freeman George Freeman The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

NHS England has published figures which show that in 2013-14, overall expenditure through the Cancer Drugs Fund was £230,539,005. I understand that NHS England has no plans to publish a further breakdown. Further information can be found at:

www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/cdf-summ-fin-pos-13-14.pdf

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