§ Mrs. Renée Short
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if any increase in the incidence of childhood cancers has been observed in west Thurso, west Central Edinburgh and south west Perth.
§ Mr. John MacKay
[pursuant to his reply, 20 June 1986, c. 672]: Apart from the high incidence of leukaemia in the 0 to 24 age group already noted by my right hon. and learned Friend in his reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Cunninghame, North (Mr. Corrie) on 9 June, at columns 33–34, there was no increase in the incidence of childhood cancers in these areas between 1968 and 1983.