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Mesothelioma And Asbestosis

Volume 301: debated on Wednesday 19 November 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions how many people died as a result of (a) mesothelioma and (b) asbestos induced lung cancer in (i) 1995 and (ii) 1996 broken down by (1) parliamentary constituency and (2) local authority unit.[16479]

The numbers of mesothelioma deaths in 1995 by local authority are shown in Table 1. Information on mesothelioma deaths is not yet available for 1996. Information for parliamentary constituencies is not collected. The total number of lung cancers caused by asbestos is estimated to be at least equal to the number of mesothelioma cases, and may be greater, but it is not possible to give a more precise figure as they are not distinguishable from the much larger number due to other causes such as smoking.

Table 1: Mesothelloma deaths in Great Britain 1995 by local authority

County/Local authority

Mesothelloma deaths 1995

Greater London

138
City of London0
Barking and Dagenham12
Barnet2
Bexley7
Brent2
Bromley2
Camden2
Croydon3
Ealing7
Enfield1
Greenwich6
Hackney1
Hammersmith and Fulham2
Haringey3
Harrow2
Havering7
Hillingdon7
Hounslow2
Islington4
Kensington and Chelsea0
Kingston upon Thames3
Lambeth3
Lewisham5
Merton2
Newham8
Redbridge6
Richmond upon Thames6
Southwark2
Sutton3
Tower Hamlets9
Waltham Forest4
Wandsworth11
City of Westminster4

Greater Manchester

37
Bolton4
Bury2
Manchester3
Oldham4
Rochdale3
Salford1
Stockport3
Tameside8
Trafford2
Wigan7

Merseyside

35
Knowsley3
Liverpool9
St. Helens4
Sefton11
Wirral8

South Yorkshire

27
Barnsley3
Doncaster11
Rotherham3
Sheffield10

Tyne and Wear

64
Gateshead9
Newcastle-upon-Tyne10
North Tyneside13
South Tyneside13
Sunderland19

West Midlands

41
Birmingham26
Coventry2
Dudley2

Table 1: Mesothelloma deaths in Great Britain 1995 by local authority

County/Local authority

Mesothelloma deaths 1995

Sandwell1
Solihull4
Walsall4
Wolverhampton2

West Yorkshire

57
Bradford12
Calderdale6
Kirklees12
Leeds21
Wakefield6

Avon

17
Bath1
Bristol9
Northavon4
Kingswood0
Wansdyke0
Woodspring3

Bedfordshire

8
Bedford1
Luton2
Mid Bedfordshire2
South Bedfordshire3

Berkshire

21
Bracknell Forest2
Newbury4
Reading3
Slough7
Windsor and Maidenhead4
Wokingham1

Buckinghamshire

20
Aylesbury Vale2
South Bucks4
Chiltern3
Milton Keynes7
Wycombe4

Cambridgeshire

16
Cambridge2
East Cambridgeshire5
Fenland3
Huntingdonshire1
Peterborough5
South Cambridgeshire0

Cheshire

22
Chester2
Congleton0
Crewe and Nantwich2
Ellesmere Port and Neston2
Halton6
Macclesfield4
Vale Royal3
Warrington3

Cleveland

17
Hartlepool7
Langbaurgh-on-Tees4
Middlesborough2
Stockton-on-Tees4

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

8
Caradon0
Carrick2
Kerrier1
North Cornwall1
Penwith2

Table 1: Mesothelloma deaths in Great Britain 1995 by local authority

County/Local authority

Mesothelloma deaths 1995

Restormel1
Isles of Scilly1

Cumbria

16
Allerdale0
Barrow-in-Furness11
Carlisle2
Copeland1
Eden0
South Lakeland2

Derbyshire

15
Amber Valley2
Bolsover2
Chesterfield2
Derby6
Erewash0
High Peak2
North East Derbyshire0
South Derbyshire1
Derbyshire Dales0

Devon

31
East Devon2
Exeter2
North Devon3
Plymouth19
South Hams1
Teignbridge1
Mid Devon1
Torbay1
Torridge0
West Devon1

Dorset

14
Bournemouth2
Christchurch2
North Dorset3
Poole4
Purbeck1
West Dorset1
Weymouth and Portland0
East Dorset1

Durham

15
Chester le Street1
Darlington5
Derwentside1
Durham0
Easington5
Sedgefield2
Teesdale0
Wear Valley1

East Sussex

12
Brighton2
Eastbourne1
Hastings2
Hove0
Lewes2
Rother3
Wealden2

Essex

39
Basildon9
Brain tree2
Brentwood4
Castle Point2
Chelmsford2
Colchester2
Epping Forest3

Table 1: Mesothelloma deaths in Great Britain 1995 by local authority

County/Local authority

Mesothelloma deaths 1995

Harlow1
Maldon3
Rochford1
Southend on Sea2
Tendering3
Thurrock5
Uttlesford0

Gloucestershire

11
Cheltenham1
Cotswold3
Forest of Dean1
Gloucester2
Stroud3
Tewkesbury1

Hampshire

70
Basingstoke and Deane4
East Hampshire2
Eastleigh6
Fareham2
Gosport1
Hart3
Havant8
New Forest5
Portsmouth13
Rushmoor3
Southampton16
Test Valley6
Winchester1

Hereford and Worcester

14
Bromsgrove3
Hereford1
Leonminster0
Malvern Hills0
Redditch2
South Herefordshire1
Worcester0
Wychavon4
Wyre Forest3

Hertfordshire

21
Broxbourne0
Dacorum4
East Hertfordshire0
Hertsmere4
North Hertfordshire3
St. Albans2
Stevenage1
Three Rivers2
Watford1
Welwyn Hatfield4

Humberside

22
Beverley7
Boothferry2
Cleethorpes3
Glanford3
Great Grimsby1
Holderness1
Kingston upon Hull4
East Yorkshire0
Scunthrope1

Isle of Wight

5
Medina4
South Wight1

Kent

54
Ashford5

Table 1: Mesothelloma deaths in Great Britain 1995 by local authority

County/Local authority

Mesothelloma deaths 1995

Canterbury5
Dartford5
Dover4
Gillingham2
Gravesham3
Maidstone4
Rochester upon Medway13
Sevenoaks2
Shepway1
Swale3
Thanet4
Tonbridge and Mailing3
Tunbridge Wells0

Lancashire

32
Blackburn7
Blackpool4
Burnley0
Chorley1
Fylde4
Hyndburn1
Lancaster1
Pendle0
Preston4
Ribble Valley1
Rossendale1
South Ribble3
West Lancashire3
Wyre2

Leicestershire

9
Blaby0
Charnwood0
Harborough1
Hinckley and Bosworth2
Leicester3
Melton1
North West Leicester0
Oadby and Wigston1
Rutland1

Lincolnshire

8
Boston1
East Lindsey0
Lincoln1
North Kesteven2
South Holland1
South Kesteven1
West Lindsey2

Norfolk

23
Breckland4
Broadland6
Great Yarmouth3
North Norfolk3
Norwich2
South Norfolk3
Kings Lynn and West Norfolk2

Northamptonshire

15
Corby3
Daventry0
East Northants2
Kettering0
Northampton4
South Northants2
Wellingborough4

Northumberland

7
Ainwick2
Berwick upon Tweed1

Table 1: Mesothelloma deaths in Great Britain 1995 by local authority

County/Local authority

Mesothelloma deaths 1995

Blyth Valley1
Castle Morpeth1
Tynedale1
Wansbeck1

North Yorkshire

14
Craven0
Hambleton0
Harrogate3
Richmond0
Ryedale3
Scarborough3
Selby0
York5

Nottinghamshire

31
Ashfield1
Bassetlaw2
Broxtowe2
Gedling5
Mansfield3
Newark and Sherwood6
Nottingham5
Rushcliffe7

Oxfordshire

12
Cherwell2
Oxford1
South Oxfordshire1
Vale of White Horses4
West Oxfordshire4

Shropshire

2
Bridgnorth0
North Shropshire1
Oswestry0
Shrewsbury and Atcham1
South Shropshire0
The Wrekin0

Somerset

5
Mendip0
Sedgemoor2
Taunton Deane0
West Somerset0
South Somerset3

Staffordshire

18
Cannock Chase4
East Staffordshire3
Lichfield2
Newcastle-Under-Lyme1
South Staffordshire0
Stafford3
Staffordshire Moorlands0
Stoke on Trent4
Tamworth1

Suffolk

11
Babergh5
Forest Heath0
Ipswich3
Mid Suffolk1
St. Edmundsbury2
Suffolk Coastal0
Waveney0

Surrey

18
Elmbridge1
Epsom and Ewell1
Guildford0

Table 1: Mesothelloma deaths in Great Britain 1995 by local authority

County/Local authority

Mesothelloma deaths 1995

Ipswich2
Mole Valley2
Reigate and Banstead3
Runnymeade2
Spelthorne3
Surrey Heath0
Tandridge3
Waverley1
Woking0

Warwickshire

8
North Warwickshire1
Nuneaton and Bedworth2
Rugby1
Stratford on Avon1
Warwick3

West Sussex

18
Adur1
Arun3
Chichester3
Crawley3
Horsham4
Mid Sussex2
Worthing2

Wiltshire

10
Kennet0
North Wiltshire1
Salisbury2
Thamesdown5
West Wiltshire2

Clwyd

7
Alyn and Deeside0
Colwyn0
Delyn2
Glyndwr2
Rhuddlan1
Wrexham Maelor2

Dyfed

9
Carmarthen1
Ceredigion1

Grampian

9