Parliamentary Activity

Radiotherapy4Life and #CatchUpWithCancer has engaged with the All Party Parliamentary Group for Radiotherapy (APPGRT) and has developed a network of extremely supportive MPs; some of whom have heard first-hand concerns from their constituents about their cancer treatment.

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There have been over 60 written and oral parliamentary questions in the House of Commons and House of Lords. 

Two early-day motions have been submitted - 'Catch up with cancer and 'Inquiry into the adequacy of radiotherapy'

Eight formal letters have been sent to ministers, including:

  • 1 April 2020: The APPGRT sent a letter to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, warning about the impact of COVID-19 on cancer services

  • 21 August 2020: 107 MPs signed an APPGRT and #CatchUpWithCancer cross-party letter to the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson

  • 11 February 2021: 70 parliamentarians signed a letter to the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson and the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak

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The APPGRT has held seven meetings with ministers, including the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, on 6 October 2020.

Parliamentary written and oral questions

The links below point to external Government websites detailing both oral and written questions regarding radiotherapy from members of Parliament to The Government.