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Death (Statistics)

Volume 78: debated on Thursday 2 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list, from available health service records and death certificate registrations, how many deaths occurred in Northern Ireland from the following diseases in each of the years between 1970 and 1984: (a) asbestosis, (b) mesothelioma of the pleura, (c) mesothelioma of the peritoneum and (d) respiratory tract cancers with proven asbestos exposure during life.

The available information is as follows:

YearAsbestosis (a)Mesothelioma of the Pleura (b)Mesothelioma of Peritoneum (c)
1970323
1971134

Year

Asbestosis (a)

Mesothelioma of the Pleura (b)

Mesothelioma of Peritoneum (c)

1972536
1973554
19741610
19751044
19761064
1977548
19781027
1979942
19801322
1981921
1982334
1983662
19841232

Information on the number of deaths from respiratory tract cancers with proven asbestos exposure during life is not available.