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Suicides (Hemsworth)

Volume 404: debated on Monday 28 April 2003

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many male suicides there were in Hemsworth in (a) 1992, (b) 1997 and (c) 2001. [109914]

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.

Letter from Len Cook to Mr. Jon Trickett, dated 28 April 2003:

As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent question concerning how many male suicides there were in Hemsworth in (a) 1992 (b) 1997 and (c) 2001. (109914)
The figures requested are given in the table below:

Number of male deaths from suicide and injury undetermined
whether accidentally or purposely inflicted1, Hemsworth
parliamentary constituency2, 1992, 1997 and 20013


Number of deaths


1 The cause of death was defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) codes E950-E959 and E980-E989 excluding E988.8 for the years 1992 and 1997, and, for the year 2001, the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) codes X60-X84 and Y10-Y34 excluding Y33.9 where the Coroner's verdict was pending.

2 Figures relate to deaths of people resident in Hemsworth parliamentary constituency based on its boundaries in 2001.

3 Figures are for deaths registered in these years.