I have just asked the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, to meet with me and others to see how we can further support the London Cancer Hub.
The government has already committed hundreds of thousands of pounds to the London Cancer hub and last week I welcomed the Mayor of London to Sutton at the unveiling of the MR Linac machine at the Royal Marsden Hospital. I also used the opportunity to discuss the London Cancer Hub with him.
In the House of Commons Chamber, I asked the Communities and Local Government Secretary to meet with me, the Royal Marsden, the Institute of Cancer Research, the Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust and Sutton Council to see what more can be done to bring publicly owned land at the Sutton Hospital site back into use and deliver the London Cancer Hub, which will provide 13,000 highly skilled jobs as well as putting Sutton on the map as a world leader in the fight against Cancer. I am delighted that he has agreed.
You can see my question and the Secretary of State’s response here.