To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many deaths where hypothermia was mentioned on the death certificate as the main or contributory cause of death, took place in England and Wales in (a) 1994, (b) 1995, (c) 1996 for (i) all age groups, (ii) people aged 65 years and over and (iii) people aged 80 years and over. 
I have been asked to reply.The information requested falls within the responsibility of the chief executive of the Office for National Statistics, who has been asked to arrange for a reply to be given.
Letter from Tim Holt to Mr. Nigel Evans, dated 5 November 1997:
I have been asked to reply as the Director of the Office for National Statistics to your recent question on the numbers of deaths in England and Wales where hypothermia was mentioned on the death certificate as the main or contributory cause of death in 1994, 1995 and 1996.
The information requested is shown in the table below:
Deaths with a mention of hypothermia, England and Wales 1994–96
Age 65 and over
Age 80 and over