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Volume 75: debated on Tuesday 12 March 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people have died from hypothermia in 1984 and 1985 to the latest available date; and if he will make a statement.

The provisional number of deaths registered between 1 January and 30 November 1984 with mention of hypothermia on the death certificate is 502. Information from death registrations is usually available some three to four months after the event.