§ 27. Mr. Salter
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to improve cancer services. 
§ Yvette Cooper
We have recently appointed Professor Mike Richards as National Cancer Director. Reporting to Ministers and with executive responsibility, he will spearhead our concerted drive on cancer. Professor Richards has identified his priorities as workforce issues, faster access to treatment, fairer care and better information and support for patients. He will work in partnership with doctors, nurses, general practitioners, other health professionals and the voluntary sector to achieve these.