Select Committee on Science and Technology Minutes of Evidence

Supplementary written evidence requested by the Committee at the evidence session on 12 December

  1.  A list of both National Service and National Treatment Networks, giving details of the roll out programme.

  2.  Figures for Government spending on cancer research for the years 2000-01, if available, and 1999-2000, showing the year on year increase which has moved Government closer to meeting the financial input of the charity sector.

  3.  Any current figures available of cancer care staffing requirements, and the results of the Research Networks' estimates of staffing requirements following completion of their workforce plans. The Committee would also appreciate an idea of the likely date of this.

  The Committee has already received from you two spreadsheets detailing CT, MRI and PET scanners in use around the country.

  The Committee would also be grateful for written answers to the following questions:

  1.  Has the Department of Health made any estimate of spending required to match the average European spending on cancer services?

  2.  Following PIAG's considerations on 10 December, can you tell the Committee when the draft Statutory Instrument will be laid before Parliament? Will that Regulation be subject to annual review?

18 December 2001

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