Dáil Éireann - Volume 522 - 28 June, 2000

Written Answers. - Cancer Incidence.

164. Mr. Durkan asked the Minister for Health and Children the number of deaths from various forms of cancer in each of the past ten years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18749/00]

165. Mr. Durkan asked the Minister for Health and Children if he will indicate, on a county by county basis, the number of incidents of the various forms of cancer; if the statistics show a prevalence of the disease in any particular area or regions; if he will illustrate the increase or decrease on a county by county or regional basis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18750/00]

Minister for Health and Children (Mr. Martin): I propose to take Questions Nos. 164 and 165 together.

The national cancer registry collates data on the incidence of and mortality from cancer in this country. My Department has therefore asked the director of the registry to forward the information requested to the Deputy.