Cancer: Health Services

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 26th April 2021.

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Photo of Tim Farron Tim Farron Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much of the additional £6.6 billion made available to the NHS until September 2021, announced on 18 March 2021, will be allocated to cancer services and tackling the cancer backlog.

Photo of Tim Farron Tim Farron Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 15 February 2021 to Question 149173 on Cancer: Medical Treatments, how much of the additional £1 billion made available at the 2020 Spending Review to help tackle the elective backlog will be allocated directly to addressing the cancer backlog.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The Department does not hold the information requested.

Funding allocations for services is a decision for local service providers, though cancer funding continues to be a priority.

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