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Farmers (Suicides)

Volume 229: debated on Thursday 22 July 1993

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food is she will publish figures showing the number of suicides occurring monthly within the farming population in the United Kingdom within each of the last four years.

I have been asked to reply.The information shown in the tables is for England and Wales. Information relating to Scotland and Northern Ireland are matters for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland and my right hon. and Learned Friend the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.

Males

Females

16+

16–64

65+

16+

16–59

60+

April761
May21122
June523
July431
August55
September862
October33
November211
December
Total51381322

Suicides among farmers and farm workers by month of occurrence, sex and age, 1991

Males

Females

16+

16–64

65+

16+

16–59

60+

January312
February53211
March106411
April1192
May22
June33
July431
August532
September761
October642
November422
December1111
Total614318321

Suicides among farmers and farm workers by month of occurrence1, sex and age, 1992

Males

Females

16+

16–64

65+

16+

16–59

60+

January44
February862
March4411
April33
May22
June431
July523
August624
September22
October33
November33
December22
Total46361011

1 This table does not include those deaths that occurred in 1992 but not registered until 1993.