§ Mr. Martlew
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many cases of thyroid cancer have been recorded in Scotland in each of the last five years; and how many deaths.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
The numbers of new cases registered in each of the last five years and the number of deaths over the same period are shown in the table:
Year Number of registrations Number of deaths 1985 122 33 1986 100 40 1987 89 32 1988 97 37 1989 92 29