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Radiotherapy: Medical Equipment

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 65111, tabled on 26 June 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 18 June 2020 to Question 51866 on Radiotherapy: Medical Equipment, for what reason he did not provide the data requested on the estimated cost to the public purse of purchasing and installing proton beam therapy machines at the two UK treatment centres (a) to date and (b) to the point at which those machines become operational.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

21 July 2020

The Government has invested £250 million in the development of the two PBT centres at The Christie Hospital in Manchester and University College London Hospital. This included construction of the centres and the purchase and installation of the equipment.

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