The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician who has been asked to reply.
Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 9 October 2006:
As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking what estimate the Office for National Statistics has made of the number of deaths from accidents in graveyards or cemeteries in each of the last three years. (89409)
The Office for National Statistics has not made any estimate of the total number of deaths from accidents in graveyards or cemeteries in the last three years. Although the place of accident is recorded at death registration it is limited to the following categories:
Mine or quarry
Industrial place or premises
Place of recreation or sport
Street or highway
The option to specify other places is available but these are not coded to specifically allow graveyards or cemeteries to be identified.