§ Mr. Paul Marsden
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will list by income decile in the UK the number of cancer deaths for each type of cancer for each year from 1992; and if he will make a statement; 
(2) if he will list the number and type of cancers in people (a) in the UK as a whole, (b) on low incomes and (c) who are unemployed for the last available year; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Miss Melanie Johnson
[holding answers 13 March 2000]: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the Director of the Office for National Statistics. I have asked him to reply.
Letter from John Pullinger to Mr. Paul Marsden, dated 15 March 2000:The Director of the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has been asked to reply to your recent parliamentary questions about cancers in people on low incomes and by income decile. I am replying in Dr Holt's absence.Information on income is not requested when a death is registered or a cancer registration is made and so this information is not centrally available.Employment status is not available to all of the regional cancer registries and it is consequently not possible to present the number of new cases of cancer by type for persons unemployed at the time of cancer registration.