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Failure to announce any new money for cancer treatment will cost thousands of lives – MP

March 3, 2021 4:12 PM

Responding to the Chancellor's failure to announce any new investment for cancer services in today's Budget, South Lakes MP Tim Farron said: "I am astonished and horrified that this Budget does not contain a single penny for boosting cancer treatment and in fact the word 'cancer' isn't even mentioned at all in the entire Budget document.

"Leading clinicians say this is the biggest cancer crisis in their lifetimes, with an enormous backlog of patients missing out on life-saving treatment.

"Our cross-party campaign has been meeting with ministers on an almost monthly basis and practically begging them to act but they clearly just aren't listening.

"As a result of the Government failing to listen and failing to invest in boosting treatment, we will unnecessarily lose tens of thousands of lives to this dreadful disease."