This was Mr Clegg's response:
Thank you for your letter regarding pancreatic cancer, and I am sorry to hear about how it has affected people that you know.
Unfortunately I will be unable to attend the debate on the 8th September due to other commitments, but I support the work that Pancreatic Cancer UK, as well as other charities, does to raise awareness about this type of cancer.
Additionally, my Liberal Democrat colleague Lord Clifton is a member of the APPG group, and he will be working within Parliament to make sure this serious issue gets the attention it deserves. Thank you again for your letter, and I wish Carl Denning the best of luck in his fight against pancreatic cancer.
If you wish to discuss this issue in person please contact my office on 0114 2309002 to set up a meeting.
Nick Clegg MP
I am still in hope that Mr Benn will be involved on the 8th September, and if I do get a reply will be puting the response on this blog.