§ Mr. Wareing
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the cancer rates for each of the health authority areas in the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. John Patten
The following table gives newly diagnosed cases of cancer for the latest available year for the regional health authorities of England, for Wales and682W for Scotland. Statistics are not analysed centrally for smaller health areas and could be compiled only at disproportionate cost.
Registrations of newly diagnosed cases of cancer per 100,000 population for residents in each English Regional Health Authority, Wales and Scotland, 1980 Area Rate Regional health authorities Northern 421.3 Yorkshire 400.1 Trent 394.9 East Anglian 421.2 North West Thames 357.9 North East Thames *329.8 South East Thames 382.7 South West Thames 413.9 Wessex 388.0 Oxford 348.5 South Western 435.6 West Midlands 341.0 Mersey 382.8 North Western 427.2 Wales 410.3 Scotland 421.8 * The rate for North East Thames RHA is approximate.