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Cancer: Drugs

Question for Department of Health

UIN 226630, tabled on 6 March 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the forecast expenditure of the Cancer Drugs Fund is for 2015-16; and what plans he has to fund cancer drugs when the Cancer Drugs Fund expires in 2016.

Answered on

11 March 2015

Thanks to the strong economy this Government is delivering, we have increased the Cancer Drugs Fund’s budget by £160 million (£80 million in both 2014-15 and 2015-16) and NHS England currently estimates that the budget for the Fund will rise to £340 million in 2015-16.

We will carefully consider with NHS England what arrangements should be put in place to fund cancer drugs in the long term.

Answered by

Department of Health and Social Care
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