MP Tim Farron has repeated his call for the Government to significantly increase spending on radiotherapy to provide treatment closer to home for patients in South Lakeland.

Speaking during Treasury Questions in the House of Commons this week, Mr Farron said pointed out that 50 per cent of people living with cancer required radiotherapy treatment yet only 5 per cent of the NHS cancer budget was spent on radiotherapy.

“What that means in real terms is that constituents of mine in Westmorland and Lonsdale have to make two, three, four-hour round-trips in order to get lifesaving daily treatment," said the Westmorland and Lonsdale MP.

“Will the Chancellor commit to spending the money on cancer provision, on radiotherapy provision, to provide satellite units at places like Kendal’s Westmorland General Hospital?”

In response, the Chancellor Sajid Javid said the Government was “absolutely committed to provide the resources that are necessary for the NHS to provide even better cancer treatment for his constituents”.