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Deaths

Volume 300: debated on Wednesday 5 November 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many deaths were registered in England and Wales between (a) 1 April 1996 and 30 September 1996 and (b) 1 October 1996 and 31 March 1997, for people aged (i) 60 to 69 years, (ii) 70 to 79 years, (iii) over 80 years and (iv) in total. [14256]

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 Director of the Office for National Statistics to your recent question on how many deaths were registered in England and Wales between (a) 1st April 1996 and 30th September 1996 and (b) 1st October 1996 and 31st March 1997, for people aged (i) 60 to 69 years, (ii) 70 to 79 years, (iii) over 80 years and (iv) in total.
The information requested is shown in the table below:

Deaths registered in England and Wales

Age

1 April 1996 to 30 September 1996

1 October 1996 to 31 March 1997

1

60-69 Years36,82339.891
70-9 Years74,24185,340
80 and over115,932146,033
All ages258,596304,804

1Data for 1997 are Provisional.