Wear A Hat Day in Parliament
Andrew Jones, Member of Parliament for Harrogate and Knaresborough, spoke about Wear a Hat Day and the aim to increase funding for research into brain tumours in Parliament on Thursday 27th of March. During the Business of the House debate Mr Jones raised the issue of brain tumour deaths and research funding, highlighting Wear A Hat Day. Mr Jones also praised the Brain Tumour Research member charity PPR, who work in his constituency, and urged the house to organise a debate on “the biggest cancer killer among under-40s”.
Andrew Lansley MP, the Leader of the House of Commons, responded to Mr Jones by underlining the Government’s £150 million investment in proton beam therapy centres while acknowledging that brain tumour awareness and lack of treatment options was a continuing issue. Mr Lansley assured Mr Jones he would pass on his concerns to the Department of Health.
Brain Tumour Research would like to thank Mr Jones for his support in Parliament and on twitter, where he and his office posted a picture for Where A Hat Day. Raising awareness about the level of brain tumour research, currently less than 1% of national cancer funding, is a fundamental step to ensuring that the biggest cancer killer under 40 gets the funding it deserves and we are glad that MPs have joined the cause.
Make sure your MP joins Wear A Hat day by contacting them on Twitter or Facebook!