§ Mr. Nigel Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people(a) were treated for and (b) died
Unit Allocation 1996–97 £000 New Contract start date End date Dartington Social Research Unit (University of Bristol) 565 January 1996 December 2000 Personal Social Services Research Unit (University of Kent) 1,230 April 1996 March 2001 Cancer Screening Evaluation Unit (University of London) 429 January 1996 December 2000 Clinical Operational Research Unit (University of London) 210 January 1996 December 2000 Social Medicine and Health Services Research Unit (University of London) 478 January 1996 December 2000 Thomas Coram Research Unit (University of London) 702 January 1996 December 2000 National Primary Care Research and Development Centre (University of Manchester) 1,550 January 1995 December 2004 National Institute for Social Work (University of Manchester) 417 January 1996 December 2000 Childhood Cancer Research Group (University of Oxford) 372 April 1996 December 2000 National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (University of Oxford) 728 January 1996 December 2000 Medical Care Research Unit (University of Sheffield) 333 January 1996 December 2000 Centre for Health Economics (University of York) 338 August 1996 July 2001 Social Policy Research Unit (University of York) 417 January 1996 December 2000
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To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the funding allocated by his Department for research into skin diseases for each of the last five years for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Horam
The Department of Health policy research programme has provided funding for research on skin cancer only in each of the last five years as follows:
288W from (i) skin cancer and (ii) other skin-related ailments in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement. 
Years £000 1992–93 0 1993–94 31 1994–95 84 1995–96 75 1996–97 339 1997–981 464 1 Estimate.
§ Mr. Horam
Information on the number of people treated for skin cancer is not available. Data on deaths certified as due to malignant melanoma of the skin (ICD* 172) and other skin cancer (ICD*173), as well as deaths from non-cancerous skin diseases (ICD*680–709), can be found in table 2 of the Office for National Statistics annual publication "Mortality statistics: cause", series DH2, numbers 18 and 19 (for 1991 and 1992) and in tables 3 and 4 of "Mortality statistics: cause" 1993 (revised) and 1994, series DH2, number 21. Copies are available in the Library.