Request from the Committee for further
information, following the evidence session of 16 January
In his letter of 19 December to the Chairman
of the Committee, Sir John Pattison estimates that the Government's
expediture on cancer research was £190 million in 2000-01.
The Committee would appreciate a detailed breakdown, explaining
how this figure is arrived at, together with your estimate of
expenditure in the current year.
I enclose a copy of the uncorrected transcript
of the Committee's oral evidence session on 16 January 2002 at
which Professor Gordon McVie, Director-General of the Cancer Research
Campaign, Professor Andrew Miller, Interim Chief Executive of
Cancer Research UK and Professor Sir Paul Nurse, Director-General
of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund appeared. I would draw your
attention to the answers given by the witnesses to questions 143-147,
in connection with Government funding. The Committee would appreciate
the Department's response.
22 January 2002