To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the NHS spent on proton beam therapy treatment from (a) April to August 2014 and (b) August 2014 to January 2015.

### Answered on

9 March 2015

The number of patients who had applications approved for proton beam therapy (PBT) since 2010, including the proportion for children, is shown in the following table.

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Paediatric | Total approved | Proportion for children | |

2009-10 | 8 | 20 | 40% |

2010-11 | 30 | 50 | 60% |

2011-12 | 66 | 79 | 84% |

2012-13 | 83 | 99 | 84% |

2013-14 | 103 | 124 | 83% |

The amount spent on PBT treatment from April to August 2014 was £4.87 million. From August 2014 to January 2015 the amount was £4.72 million.

The number of patients who had applications declined for PBT since 2010, including the proportion for children, is shown in the following table.

Paediatric | Total declined | Proportion for children | |

2009-10 | 10 | 24 | 42% |

2010-11 | 4 | 18 | 22% |

2011-12 | 15 | 39 | 38% |

2012-13 | 7 | 20 | 35% |

2013-14 | 10 | 22 | 45% |